One of the things that took up lots of time last fall was our water system. We originally set ourselves up down at Teri's because of the excellent exposure, the fertility of the hog lot, and the gravity fed water system. The cistern soon didn't work so well and Teri and Monte were kind enough to let us use their well water. We ran a hose from Gladys' house to the garden; all water came off the one hose. You couldn't water a whole lot at once, but it worked well enough.
In the fall, it all fell apart. There had been a leak for a while near Teri's well house. It got much worse and so Teri dug it up to investigate. Part of the problem was the line to Gladys' house. The easiest thing to do was cut it and cap it. No more water through our usual system. To get us through, we had hoses running from Teri's well house, but they certainly were in the way. Luckily, it was getting late in the year and water wasn't so crucial.
|The zucchini payed the highest price for the new water system.|
|The pre-seated pipe.|
|Mr. Toad hung out in front of our house for a while. Luckily Andy didn't eat him (as far as we know).|
|This yellowjacket wanted to come in the house.|