The creek outside our door

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by GOG, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    One of the main reasons we bought this place was because it has three water sources and the Rogue River a mile away. There are also creeks, ponds and waterfalls nearby.

    The creek is literally just off our front porch and runs year round to the Rogue, real mountain spring water from a spring nearby and piped into a holding tank and a well. Water is life.

    When I'm not doing chores or other stuff I sit out there and know I'm finally home.

    I took some pics earlier. Every time I sit on that porch I realize that I'm blessed to live here even with its drawbacks. Most importantly, it feels like home.



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  2. Grandpa Patch

    Grandpa Patch Monkey+

    No photos of the house and I still have to say...Nice place! I hope the opposite side of your house looks the same and not a photo of your neighbors fence.
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  3. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    power generation !!!!!
  4. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Nice view , and I'm sure the water is a pleasantly relaxing sound.
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  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    What a nice creek. Have you caught any fish in there?
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  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Shoot, I'd be down there building an 3/4 ft dam me, Just for a fish holding tank and a power generating water wheel for the battery's!!!

    Nice place!!!
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  7. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    No fences nearby, private but not remote.

    There are fish in the creek but I've never seen one. It's also a gold bearing creek with a number of mining claims upstream.
    One of these days I'll get down there and dredge & pan and see what happens.

    I'm also debating on a water wheel or ram pump for power generation but other things always seem to come first.

    Right now I'm doing a whole house remodel and the place is a disaster in and out.
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  8. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Thanks for sharing .
    If I lived there I'd build a "ram pump" and a cistern or tall water tank for the spring water to settle in gravity fed and use for gardening and house hold needs .
    A ram pump needs no external power , it only requires about 6' of fall 20+ feet of 1" galvanized iron pipe (NOT PVC) , 2 -3/4" brass flap check valves, some T's and L's and close nipples, an air chamber, (I used a 2 liter bottle) .
    There are several on you tube.
  9. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

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  10. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    A few views not of the rest of the area around the house. That's an 1100 gal. holding tank behind the house. I'm going to add another larger tank this Spring.

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  11. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Amazingly beautiful spot! Nothing like the sound of a running creek tumbling down among round river rock to relax the mind and soothe the soul.
  12. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    Thank you @Dunerunner. It's just pics of another damp Winter morning in Jefferson, but I know I'm truly blessed to live here and every day I'm grateful.
    Hell, at my age I'm just happy for another day.
  13. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    I've heard it said that some people pump water from the creek for irrigation and possibly fire fighting.
  14. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Pretty place! I like trees, green, means life to me, that's why I moved here. I've had even of burnt brown to last me the rest of my life.
  15. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    My first thought was "Wonder if he's ever tried panning that creek?" LOL Beautiful.
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  16. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Before you get to into Panning, you had better check and make sure you have Mineral Rights, and Water Rights on that creek... Someone might take exceptions to a Claim Jumper... We have No Mineral Rights on our new Place as the land came thru the State and they reserved all Mineral Rights before transfering any land... We do have Water Rights as I advised the previous Owners, decades ago to secure them, for themselves, after I got mine for the land I just sold. water Rights in Alaska are tied to Land Ownership & Deeds... So we bougth the Rights with the Land...
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  17. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    I have water rights, but I'd have to check for mineral rights.
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  18. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Somehow I find water rights as a joke,Never had a problem with water or the abundance of it here.
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  19. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    Find your place on Google Earth and have a peek at the elevations. You may not need a ram pump (or any other kind) to fill a tank if you can run a sluice from a higher point to the top of your tank You might also tap the sluice for a small hydro wheel..
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  20. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    So, mineral rights... Is that just the rights to precious minerals or all minerals? If you excavate for a foundation, do you have to get permission? If you do get permission, shouldn't the mineral rights holder receive the tailings from your excavation? Don't mind me, just pot stiring... [stirpot]
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