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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.


Terra said...

Ah water, so refreshing and life giving. Scripture refers to living water. Your goats are enjoying the splashes.

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

Hi Terra! Once I had well water, I never took water for granted again! Just to clarify-these are sheep.

Anonymous said...

Water is always a big chore and a hard thing to do. Respect the well that's for sure. We have town water now and it seems strange, but we act like it's well water and never overuse. Such a big issue for the environment. xox

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

Hi Corrine! I am sure that many with well water abuse it, and vice versa! I had a 'friend' visit from Calif. when we lived in Portland and city water cost me money She was very wealthy, and would leave the tap running. I had to explain to her it didn't come from nowhere. "It's just water" she screached!

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