Wednesday, July 16, 2008
A little piece of Commons history was made today: There is now running water in the south field, home of the Potatoheads and the Squash Co-op. A team of volunteers headed by Chief Engineer Ken Capon along with First Flunky Duncan Fraser and Second Assistant Flunky Victor Anthony (a/k/a Ken's Minions) ran 400 feet of flexible pipe from the beaver pond pump to the field, installed the necessary plumbing gizmos and with considerable glee and giddy merriment turned on the tap for the first time. All deer fled the area when they saw the three humans dancing around like madmen. Seriously, with running water the south field is now truly viable for agriculture and that's a big step forward for The Commons.