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Using the Sun to Get Your Water – Easy Installation Ideas

By   /  July 14, 2014  /  Comments Off on Using the Sun to Get Your Water – Easy Installation Ideas

It’s mid-summer, it’s hot, and that sun is bearing down on you.  So why not turn all that energy into a way to keep your stock watered while reducing your work load?  

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When life is busy, implementing something new, even a good idea, can seem pretty daunting.  It’s just hard to learn that one more skill you need.  That’s why I like these videos.  They go through the steps of learning something new in just 5 minutes. You might need to make some adaptions for your own operation.

Pumping From a Well

Even if you’re not purchasing this particular solar pump set up, here’s a great, short video showing how to install this or a similar product at your place.

Here’s the link for those of you using tablets.

Pumping From a Stream

Don’t have a well?  Here’s a system being used in Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada that can pump from streams or wells.  It’s mobile too, so you can take it with you from pasture to pasture.  One of the benefits of this kind of system is that it moves your stock away from water sources so that you can keep them clean and free from too much hoof impact.

Here’s the link for our tablet readers.

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About the author

editor and contributor

Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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