Here is yours truly hand watering his garden. This particular box contains lettuce but three other boxes contain, zucchini, spinach, swiss chard and radishes. We get the water from a stream that starts on our property and runs down the mountain into a ditch by the edge of the road and then down the ditch to a culvert. We collect it as it comes out the end of the culvert in 5 gallon buckets, haul it back home and then pour it though a sieve into a 55 gallon barrel. From there we then pump it out by hand; 24 pumps to fill a 2 1/2 gal. sprinkling can and then carry it to the plants needing water. It is a two person job, with me filling the buckets at the culvert, Carol hauling them up the road bank to the trailer. Then I fill the drum as she carries the buckets to me. She also pumps the water out, and brings me the sprinkling can. Sounds like she does most of the work as I write this. Hmmmm, better not let on or she will have me doing more...LOL.
Above is a photo from a meadow in our area. These are wild iris and they grow abundantly and wild all over our area. Some places they will cover as much as half an acre. It is one of the beautiful flowers that grow in our meadows. Hopefully soon the columbine will come out in full bloom. They are the same color but far more detailed and intricate. When the wild flowers start to bloom it simply lifts your spirits to look out upon the meadows or woodland and see so much raw beauty.
The morning walk did not produce any more wild animals or birds. It is that way sometimes and we will go without seeing anything and then every where we turn will be a new experience. If we are fortunate we will have the camera along but holding onto a dog and taking a shot can be tricky. More later.