Here's a look at one of our other dependable spring developments. This tank is gravity fed by a spring that originally came from the farm spring house. When we bought "Wild Rose Farm", all that was left of the spring house were a few stones and a collapsed & rotted roof. We developed the spring as part of our farm conservation plan. This summer we replaced the old tank and directed it's outflow to a new 2nd tank. In the picture you can just see the light colored tip of the 2nd tank in the upper right of the picture. Now what's that floating in the tank? A bundle of barley straw! Yes, an old time solution to the green slime build-up in tanks & ponds ..... the water is now clear enough that you can see the inflow pipe under water and the overflow stand pipe. So ...... these water tanks are full and flowing, but the sheep are somewhere else grazing!
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