digging out a spring
I recently purchased some acreage in the Cherokee National Forest area. The property has a creek, old apple trees, and basically its an old "homeplace" that I think was in my family maybe 100 years ago.
We are going to build a home there, and I really want to be as self-sufficient as possible.
Anyway, does anyone know anything about a spring and how to "dig one out." ?? I've gathered that a spring is unreliable and could dry up anytime, but I've noticed that in this area, there are a lot of springs. I know my question is very vague but I'd just like some general info.