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  • Commercial Invasion of Midwest aquifer

    Posted on October 17th, 2018 cwmoore No comments

    They are talking abou major disruptions of water table levels within dozens of counties west and north of Pioneer, OH.  Please. please read this article.  This is crowd source support at stake here. HELP>>>>I live in the affected are a near Angola, IN in the country where our well went from 60′ to 180′ in a matter of years (read $7K for a new well that is so severely iron that is disrupting) .  This will affect dozens of counties because it does not stop at one well but up to a hundred wells with 150,000,000 gallons capacity per week.  Area parks, rivers and farm wells will go dry.  The water comes from the surface over years of rain water at present levels.  Follow the $$$.

    https://www.toledoblade.com/local/2018/08/13/Hundreds-protest-aquifer-plan/stories/20180813150

    An excerpt of the article follows in case it is taken down:

    PIONEER, Ohio — A boisterous crowd of 200 people showed extreme displeasure with Pioneer Mayor Ed Kidston’s plan to sell Michindoh Aquifer water to Toledo-area suburbs on Monday night, first with a protest outside the Pioneer Community Center and then inside it during the village’s monthly meeting.

    The mayor, once most people had left, went so far as to describe the large group of attendees as an angry “mob,” saying he has no plans to stop his project.

    CTY-BRYANWATER14 Fayette resident Dan Nicely speaks out against sharing water with Toledo suburbs during the Pioneer Village Council meeting.

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    His plan is to have his company, Artesian of Pioneer, sell Perrysburg, Maumee, Sylvania, and other communities between Lucas and Williams counties water it either draws from wells or pays farmers to do so. The aquifer in question serves several Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana counties. It lies almost exclusively beneath Williams County.

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  • We turned on heat!

    Posted on October 16th, 2018 cwmoore No comments

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    We turned on the heat in the house a week ago today and then last night it was 32°F.  The Fall is here and we are not ready for it.  Friday the 12th the Y Oak in the front yard was cut down due to death of the east half.  We started splitting the wood with the power splitter the next day.  We have three ranks sitting in the driveway now and more splitting to be done.  I do not think we will get 2 full cords like I originally estimated but we will have a full cord and perhaps an additional rank.  With the the Ash we have it will be about 5 ranks total.  What a nice thing to do in the Fall – split wood.  The Fall leaves are starting to come down and we intend to try and chop them up with the mower.  If this is successful then no more leaf vacuuming.  This gives us freedom for this time of year, whereas before, it was like an anchor.

    Last night was a Gideon’s meeting and I went for the dinner part too.  We had a good crowd and a guest speaker who talked about the “Friends of Gideons”.  The gist of the discussion was that name recognition is becoming less and less such that the youth of today do not even know what Gideons are all about.  Also discussed were the three circles of Gideon’s – Bible distribution being most prominent by far and how we need to normalize the three circles to a more equal basis.  A very interesting evening.  From what I can see the membership may be increasing in our camp.

     

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