Monday, December 29, 2014

WATERING PROBLEM SOLVED

2nd Man did well on the gift giving.  We had agreed to not really exchange gifts this year, but he said he couldn't pass this up when he saw it as it will make doing something I've complained about much easier at the farm...

Water tank mounted to back of John Deere
Behold!

A 35 gallon tank that mounts to the back of the zen machine!  It's made for chemicals but works fine with just water and that's what we are going to use it for.  It connects to the battery so it has an electrically powered spray wand/pump.  This will make watering the fruit trees and bushes/trees along the driveway much, much easier.  

My old routine consisted of two 2-gallon watering pitchers.  I'd ride to the faucet...get off the mower...fill up the pitchers...get back on the mower holding one on each side and ride to the trees....get off the mower again...water until they were empty...then ride back to the faucet and repeat...about ten times.  

Now I'll be able to fill it up, ride to each tree, water with the wand and never have to get off the mower.  Since several of the trees are at least within water hose reach, I will only need to fill up once or maybe twice in the heat of the Summer to get the rest.  That's no problem though since the wand dispenses water at the flow rate of 2 gallons per minute, it will go quickly as well.  

Did you get something unexpected for Christmas?


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    1. Very much so, it's not like a hundred gallons but it's great to have for early on anyway, ha.

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  2. Looks excellent :)

    RMan has just made something similar to fertilize our plants and which fits on the back of my quaddie. Blig post coming up in the future.

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    1. Awesome! I don't have that craftiness in me to come up with something like that on my own, LOL.

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  3. What a great gift.

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    1. He does come through like that every once in awhile, ha. Just kidding!

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  5. Excellent. It's a great feeling when you're given a good solution to a problem. Well done 2nd man!

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    1. Definitely a great way of putting it. I will pass the kudos along. ;-)

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  6. 1st Man,

    Now that's a very handy Christmas gift to add to the Zen Machine!!!
    No Christmas gifts exchange here this year, it was a very quiet.

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    1. Thanks. I thought the same thing, though we did do stockings with little things in it. But he said the deal was too good to pass up, it might not have been around in the spring.

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    1. Thanks, it should come in handy this Spring (of course, we've had a couple inches of rain the last few days, ha).

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    1. Thanks, it was definitely a shocker but well received, ha.

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  9. Genius! I did get a small gift card to CVS. Exbf said I always talk about buying things there, so he got the gift card for there. I only am excited about CVS because I get things next to free. But, getting a gift card to anywhere is a good thing. I received another $25 gift from a friend, a check that was not for water problems.

    Your gift tops any gift I have heard of anyone receiving.

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    1. Aww, thanks, but I don't know if it's THAT exciting, ha. Gift cards are always tops on my list. I can always find something to get somewhere, ha.

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  10. Couldn't believe this post! I received a John Deere ride-on mower tractor as a gift many years ago whilst on the farm in Tasmania. I used to hoon about on it and I loved the thing! I even learned to service it myself. It will become one of your best friends along with those bees of course!

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    1. Whenever you read on the blog about me on my 'zen machine' that's what I call my john deere...we HAD to have that when we first bought the property and house because there was NO WAY to do it any other way. I loooooove my JD. And now I'll love it even more, ha.

      Bees....so excited!!

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  11. This was the perfect gift for you! Great idea, 2nd Man!

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    1. It really was, it will be SO helpful this Spring. I can't wait.

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  12. Wow, that might have been an unexpected gift, but it's a PERFECT one! Happy New Year!

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    1. Definitely unexpected and definitely perfect! :-) Thanks and happy New Year to you!

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  13. Lucky you great gift there! One more job around the homestead made easier.Work smart not harder!

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