Finally, we are starting to bury the water pipe over the property. Here’s Colin the Swiss WWOOFer wielding the trenching machine:
What a lovely machine it is. I cannot imagine how much work it would take to dig a trench like this by hand. Burning dinosaurs, admittedly, but we only need to do it once and it should last many, many years.
End result, 4km of trenches and water for stock all over the property and no access for stock to the dams. Happy cattle, with easy access to water and much reduced parasite loads (no-one is drinking out of the toilet any more). Happy us, because it’s so easy to move these troughs around and we’re not drenching cattle any more.