Monday, February 17, 2014

Water... I Need Water

 This is the view out our front door today. We are again met with an additional 5" of the beautiful (?) white snow.

This is the view out our back door today. Yes, that is a hose winding its way through the snow. It reaches from the faucet on the back of our house to the heifer (young females) barn. It seems that buried water lines that are six feet underground CAN freeze. Since farmers are notorious for improvising when necessary, Farmer John brought the garden hose out of retirement so that our girls could receive their much needed drinks. Milk cows drink about a bathtub of water each day, and even though these ladies are not old enough to milk yet, you can bet they still need a lot of water. Caring for our animals is our top priority, even on snowy days!

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