Friday, May 14, 2010

Mud, Sweat and Beers

Today, we started another big project that has been wanting to happen for a few years now. We are finally running water out to the south pasture via an actual, buried, real waterline instead of the 700' of hoses currently supplying that pasture. And we're putting in three new frostproof faucets along the way to make connecting water troughs so much easier when we run temporary paddocks during grazing season rotations. We went and got the rental Ditch Witch today and got all the way down to the first faucet before the thing quit on us. Hopefully we can get a replacement really fast tomorrow and finish up the ditch digging part of things. Dale had already augured the hole for the faucet, so while we're waiting on the replacement Ditch Witch, we can get at least that much of the waterline connected and the faucet installed.

The sweat part came in because, today, it hit 73 degrees. Yes, you read that right. And it's supposed to be about the same tomorrow as well. Not being used to such heat, I sweated. Or, as a certain southern lady in the comics said, "Ah don't sweat. Ah perspire." Just made the Deschutes Brewery Twilight Summer Ale taste that much better, sitting in the new rocker I picked up the other day at the JC Second Hand Store, under the ancient black walnut and big leaf maple trees, while Dale and Ho Dog occupied the swing.

Let the Ditch Witching begin!

Rolling along just fine and dandy. White stick is the measuring stick (stock stick in a former life)

Notice who is climbing out of the stock tank? That would be Hoke, after a grand time running the big north pasture while Dale works the ditcher

Just a pretty picture. Dale still ditchin' while I'm feeding the lazy dogs. Just past the barn, about even with Big Orange, the Ditch Witch will go on strike

Hoke has a jolly good time on a pristine afternoon in the north pasture, all by himself


  1. heck, its hotter at your place than it is at mine right now!

  2. Sounds and looks like a good time!