Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Make Do, Move Water

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Something I love about working at the Big Farm is the "can-do, make-do" attitude.

{Otherwise known as Norwegian Engineering.} 

Don't have the right tool for the job?  No problem!  Use something else!  Make do!

Need to move 90 gallons of water to the top of the hill where the ladies are in a rotational grazing paddock for the next two days?  Hoses can't reach that far?  No problem!

Take one 55-gallon drum.  Fill with water.  Balance on the forks of G the skid steer.  Top with 90-gallon stock tank. 

Drive it up to the top of the hill.  

{Please note:  I did not drive G up the hill loaded with 55-gallons of water as I would have wet my pants with anxiety climbing that hill.}



Lift the forks and drum over the electric fence line.  Open the valve.  Fill half the tank. 

Repeat.

{While Justin goes for the second drum refill, sit on the hillside watching several dozen swallows making a nice dent in the local insect population.}

Finish filling the stock tank and smile at the innovative way you just learned how to move water.

1 comments:

Tekwrangler said...

Love it, love it, love it! I might go so far as to say Brilliant! Wait, I did go so far. hehe

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