I am going to be busy again today with adding in a few extra things but I will do my best to get at least two more posts up today, if I get in writer mode, I will get that last post caught up on the Wartime Challenge..
What do you say is keeping me hopping..
So having a bit of fun with water and wells, so two nights ago it was mild enough that we turned on the pipe that leads to the one barn, wanting to be able to use the hoses to fill things up, and nothing, but hubby thought he closed the pipe, which in fact did not happen. so at some point in the night, it ran and ran and ran.. woke up to the sounds of my water system whining in the cellar and sure enough we had run the dug well for the house dry.. sigh..
Big Back Well is a drilled well but its not online yet as its froze, so we have water for the house but need water for the farm critters, popped the top off our 3RD well which is a old dug well and yup, water, so we will be hauling up buckets of water for the critters today till the dug well fills back enough to put the system on again..
I knew there was a reason that I was so pleased that my farm came with three different wells.
But as it was melting, and water was running on all our roof collection systems, we hauled out 55 gallon barrels, which all filled and then twice, needed to be emptied and moved to more 55 gallon barrels, we also set up one of our roof systems to fill the big water trough and by the end of yesterday, it was full to the brim and we had moved it to collecting in a second system..
At this point, we have a number of days worth of water for the farm ready to go, lots and lots of water to be hauled in for grey water use in the house, and we are good on drinking water, its so much fun heating water to wash, heating water to do dishes and floors and so forth.. and of course it takes a full five gallon bucket to flush..
Now we have started the process of figuring out how fast at this time of year the main house well will refill or if we will have to call to have it filled.. We do have refill but its going to take a couple days from the looks of it..
Good day to practise using one pot cooking, it worked well with the energy saving in regards to the wartime challenge.
But despite the challenges of the day, and there was the water challenge, then there was the appointment for my food eating which included my old homework continuing and my new homework being added on..
We still needed to have some fun as well, so after supper, all chores done, we played redneck badminton, that is when you try up binder twine between to trees across your driveway, and if it goes in the snow its out LOL
I won but I think the fact that poor hubby was looking at the sun while playing, as you can see.. it was on handcap, it lead to many laughs but I gave him a three point lead.. it did not help, Way back in the day, this was one of my most favorite sports, I played both doubles but I loved singles! I was so excited when hubby gave me a set for Christmas. We are going to set up a better place to play later in the season..