Saturday, April 30, 2011


A while back I had mentioned about how we get our water to use in the house on the farm. Today I am doing laundry. We haven't hauled for a couple of weeks. Frank had set a tank up beside the house to catch the rain water, and Frank had been putting that into the house tank.

And now that tank is empty someone has to go get water.  Maddie said she would make waffles while Frank and I went to get water. 

Sometimes when you arrive at the water station, you have to wait in line. But it gives neighbours a chance to visit.

the Deadwood water station

Frank punching in our pin number, and how many litres we need.

 The green bomb has many uses. Today it is the water truck. 

Because the ground is pretty soft, Frank rigs up a pipe from here to ....

here. We have another turtle tank under the house.

There is talk about piping the water to all the farms in the Deadwood area, from the water station. It is suppose to cost each farm resident about $10,000.00. The County and the province are suppose to kick about that much. But our farm is not eligible. Why? The County would have to run the pipe three miles out of the way, to serve one family. And we have been told, if we wanted it, it would probably costs us double. But for now, it is all talk. So business as usual.

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  1. I like your blog! By the way, If u have time drop by my painting blog. Thanks!.. .daniel

  2. Thanks Daniel for the compliment.

  3. My sister used to have a farm in Saskatchewan and they had to go for their water. Before that, I had no idea people had to do this! Is it too dry to drill a well on your property? In these parts, you have to get so many gallons a minute out of your well to qualify for a mortgage.

  4. Liz, I think here it is more of a cost thing. The water table is very deep. Mind you I have heard of a few folks have shallow wells, but they live on the creek flats.

    Most people here either use dugout water for their house use, or have a cistern. My dugout is gross. It is the colour of coffee. It is trenched back to where the peat moss bog is. So alot of spring run off is from there. We used it for the first couple of months living here for the house.

    Getting a cistern or digging another dugout is one of those future projects.