Water Quality Is Important

I really do worry about water quality and runoff from fields.  I do what I can to protect the waterways on my little patch of the world.

BB and Bambi

BB and Bambi

doe goat and kid drinking

I want these guys to be safe drinking from the water in the Back Forty.

 

A Red Ranger Kind of Day

I love my Ranger, and my son has it ready to go for winter.  With the blizzard in our forecast, I traded places with it and the car to be ready to clear the drive.  Well, there wasn’t any snow.  Just cold (-8F/-22C) and very high winds.  Today, while I was doing chores, I decided to trade the vehicles back around.  Well, the Ranger wasn’t too excited about starting, but it did.  I decided I’d better drive it around and get it warmed up really well.

red geranium

Since I was out driving it, I went up to Maxine and Norma Jean’s shelter and checked their water.  It’s inside the building and other than just a bit of ice on top when we had -20F/-28.9C real temperatures, it’s never been frozen.  That’s the benefit of the wind not blowing on it.  Well, when I got there, the water trough was completely empty.  That means it was frozen somewhere before it got to the tank.

red geranium

I called my nephew, who brought some hot water, and I got four buckets of water for the bovine girls, and we got there at the same time.  I distracted Maxine and Norma Jean (who is walking perfectly well now) with water while Jeremy poured the hot water over the workings of the tank.  It worked!  The tank is running again.  It’s a good thing I decided to warm up the Red Ranger!

No photos of today’s adventures because it’s too cold to take the camera out, but I did take pictures of my cheerful geraniums for Ruby Tuesday Too.

Bottoms Up

To say the geese are happy to have water in their little pools in the pasture after almost ten months might be an understatement.

African goose in water

African goose in water

African goose in water

African goose in water

African goose in water

African goose in water

African goose in water

African goose in water

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday, and Wordless Wednesday with Project Alicia, Live and Love Out Loud, Create With Joy, and In the Moment With.

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