Today we revisited an ongoing project. I mentioned it multiple times last August… beginning here.
But for those of you unwilling to read last year’s entries, here’s a quick refresher…
Our Mesa Pasture has no live water on it. Well, it does… but it comes from 500′ deep Otter Creek Canyon. In the 1940’s, Greets installed a Rife Ram pump, which pumps water to the top of the pasture, using no electricity.
It has served well and faithfully for 70 years, but is now beginning to wear out and give us fits! No water for your livestock is NOT GOOD, and we installed a pump and generator to help the Ram out whenever it was needed.
Today we went to the Bottom of the World to put the Ram back together, replacing again some gaskets and bolts.
I am amazed at the engineering… and I don’t really understand it all… but the idea is impressive.
Rife doesn’t keep this size on hand anymore… it’d be a custom order to replace this. It’d take lots of dollar bills too!
Sorry folks, only a third of the way into my post and it’s not letting me load photos.
I’d stay up and fight with the internet, but I have to get up early to move cows… and then bake a cake for Brandon’s 21st birthday. So I’m going to throw in the towel, and hope you can return tomorrow for the Rest of the Story!
I’m so sorry… but I don’t know how to win this fight!
I’ll even throw in a short video clip tomorrow to ease your pain!Find me here!