The one field I rent hasn't got a water supply.
To combat this I use a "water cube", which holds a fair amount of water, but I have to pick it up with the tractor, fill it up, then take it back down to the sheep. A bit of a hassle and they seem to be drinking a fair bit at the moment, what with the hot weather and still having their woolly jumpers!
The field next door has a water trough but it's some distance away from where I want it (the other field also has a brook but it's fenced one side so this field has no access. So I decided the other night to run a temporary water line to the cube to save using the tractor and make things a bit quicker and easier.
|The hose pipe goes over the bridge to the brook|
|Runs up the field 40 yards|
|Changes over to alkathene pipe (as I did't have enough pipe of either).|
|The alkathene then runs up the field some more|
|To the other water trove that's been disconnected.|
I normally hate temporary jobs, but this is one that should save me a lot of time in the long run. If I owned the field then I'd add water straight away, but as it's rented it's really not worth it.
Anyone else make do with temporary jobs to provide water to their stock or crops?