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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Pitchin' Post





Before Andrew and I both fell ill at my mom's house last weekend, we did have a good time! We enjoyed spending time with Nana and Bampa. They've got this great creek in their backyard, and they built a special "Pitchin' Post" for Andrew so he could throw rocks in the creek (a favorite of his). On many occasions prior to the Pitchin' Post being installed we thought Andrew was 'going in.' He gets up so much momentum when he finds a rock, and walks rather quickly to the edge of the creek, and winds up to throw...it was only a matter of time before he fell in. So the Pitchin' Post was born. They couldn't fence in the whole creek bank, because it's against the law to disturb or change a riparian zone in a watershed. Which basically means that you can't remove any vegetation within so many feet of the edge of a stream, creek, or river. If plant material is removed, the soil on the edge of the water erodes, which can either a) change the shape of the stream/creek or b) create problems downstream due to the larger amount of soil and silt in the water. (Just putting my education to work here...)




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