Water Installation, part 2

Horray for Dad! We now have water on demand! Today marks a very exciting day on our farm that many people take for granted nowadays – water on tap! We are currently working on the final stages of the little pump house that will supply our H2O needs for years to come… a tiny room that contains a pressure tank, electrical hookups and some insulation for year-round water! The frame was built using old salvaged wood. Final stage will be to insulate all water lines before Winter.
Thanks again Dad, you are a handy fellow! -J-

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Water Installation, part 1

This weekend was a great one for installing the water line that will run from the well casing into the barn. My Dad helped me out and we managed to get the submersible pump and pipes, etc down into the new well without dropping anything down the well! Once that was completed, we started on the task of getting water to the barn, and preparing it so it will not freeze up this winter. I decided to use foam board insulation and make up a channel path that runs into the barn. Once that was done, the pipe was fully covered with sand and dirt. We’re hoping the frost will stay off of it. Next step will be the tank and electrical hookups!

Its time for some new H2o!

Well”… we decided to make the jump and get a new well put in at the barn! It was becoming increasingly difficult to go ahead with many of our plans on our current limited water supply. We have been borrowing the water using a hose from our house, which is pretty limited, not to mention a real pain when winter comes! With water close by, things will become increasingly better! (Oh  – I also planted a new Garlic plot for Spring! mmmm Garlic!!!)