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Using the Sun to Get Your Water – Easy Installation Ideas

Take a look at these ideas and then adapt them to your own operation. And don’t forget that you can ask for help! Check in with your local Natural Resources Conservation Service or Conservation District office to see if they have some expertise you don’t or can point you in the right direction.

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.

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.


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Kathy Voth
Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.

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