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Friday, July 17, 2015

Filling water buckets and saying grace

With the hot temperatures, I can fill the sheep trough twice a day, 100 gallons. As the temps lessen, one filling will do. Keeping all the pastures with water is a challenge, but it's more important than food for them, really. Their noses tickle at the gushing water and I love the expressions I caught in this impromptu photo.

Filling the water in different pastures always gives me time to be with the flock, or other animals, the sole human in the field, watching the trees by the river, noticing birds and always looking over the condition of everyone. It can be considered work, filling water troughs, but it's also a period of grace.