Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Dose of Cute: Waiting for Water


Waiting for Water 2

Waiting for Water 3

Waiting for Water 4

Waiting for Water 5

Waiting for Water 6

Waiting for Water 7

That Kit Kat Kate is always up to something:
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© FarmgirlFare.com, the slowly defrosting foodie farm blog where the good news is that we only had to wait for water until about 2:30 this afternoon, which is when the pipe coming into The Shack finally unfroze (-2 degrees this morning). We still haven't tackled the burst pipe in the wall of the new house (where the water had to be completely shut off yesterday when we discovered the downstairs was flooding), but at least we're back to being able to wash some dishes and take a shower. Running water! It's so easy to take for granted until it's gone. As are unburst pipes.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Susan
    No kidding about the water. I try to be so careful even though I'm now in town. We had a well when I was a kid and a septic tank. My dad was always telling us not to let the water run. Love the pictures of the cuties lining up to take a drink. Cats chickens and Buddy Bear So cute everyone being patient and waiting their turn. Love it. Take care Mary

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  2. Hey Susan! I can totally relate. Due to a series of unfortunate weather events and no propane to boot (that in itself is a totally other story), we ended up with NINE broken pipes, a flooded barn, and 2 inches of water in the basement....all re-frozen of course. Breaking ice on water troughs definitely lengthens one's day. Can't WAIT til spring :).

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  3. In our old house the pipe to the kitchen sink would freeze up on cold days like this. Luckily it was only the kitchen one! Btw, I made your Farmhouse White Bread today to have with cream of broccoli soup for dinner and it was excellent. There is only a loaf and a half left so I know it won't last the weekend!

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  4. Ugh! Frozen pipes! A flood! Sounds like you two have lots of clean-up and fix-it jobs... I don't envy you. But I love love love the pictures of everyone getting along and patiently waiting by the water bowl. How in the world did you get dogs, cats, and chickens to all get along so well? I'd love to know the secret!

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  5. ~I LOVE WINTER, BUT NOT THE BROKEN/FROZEN PIPES :( EVEN IN THIS DESERT OF EL PASO, TEXAS WE FELT THE FREEZE & LACK OF WATER FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.
    ~WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF PEACE & PATIENCE AMONG THE ANIMALS. GOD IS GOOD :)

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  6. What great pix of chickens, cats and dogs sharing the water bowl! I think the UN could use you for some peacekeeping mission!!

    Best of luck with the water/frozen pipe issues - I'm crossing my fingers for you!

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  7. Sometimes when I suggest a tv show that we both might like to see, my husband says "I'd rather watch snow melt!" Now, I have the visual....

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  8. Patience pays off! I love getting these pics in my inbox (I'm a subscriber) they bring a bit of country living to my city life! I blogged about your Easy Beer Bread recipe today! Thanks for a great recipe!

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  9. Susan--frozen/burst pipes are the worst for sure!!! Good luck on cleanup--we're here in the Missouri Ozarks and are very familiar with what you're going through!!!
    For our critters (currently 8 outside dogs, 2 inside dogs, and 9 inside kitties--all stray/rescue/shelter) the absolute lifesaver for the outside babies has been the heated water bowls--that way they have water at all times, plus I don't have to haul buckets in/out to thaw.
    The last ones I picked up at MFA for $16 each, I think. Plus some good heavy extension cords.
    I highly recommend heated water bowls for next winter--I've even given them as gifts for other people with outside animals!!!

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  10. You might want to catch some rain water in some rain barrels.

    I don't know if it would freeze completely where you are. Our water outside was frozen. But the big waterers in the horse stalls didn't have any ice.

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