First, let me clear up a great question that was posted in my comments. Sometimes I don’t explain things clearly, which I apologize for!
The pipeline in our Badlands Pasture brings water to tanks only. The tanks do need to have the ice chopped out and the floats freed so the water will enter and fill the tank. The tanks are scattered throughout the pasture, guaranteeing that cattle will be spread out to better use the available grass.
Reservoirs have been built in the past to catch runoff from rain and snowmelt. You’ll usually find them in the bottom of a sloping valley. They aren’t in the very bottom of draws, because, believe it or not, the draws can run too much water in the spring runoff or after a thunderstorm that would simply wash these dirt reservoirs away. The pipelines don’t feed the reservoirs. Nature does. Sometimes Nature fails and there isn’t water in the reservoirs, hence, the pipeline!
Vernon drops a weighted rope down to measure how much is in the storage tank. Yes, underneath the dirt is a storage tank. It has the best view…
I took a panorama video from here so you can see what an amazing place I live in. Nothing beats living where you can’t see anyone else! I’ll post it soon. I’ve some incredible videos I’ve been wanting to share… and I’m also working on a cool surprise to go with them. You’re gonna have to wait just a bit more, though.
We met up with Brandon a short time later… loaded his four wheeled pony… and headed home to another adventure and some new country.Find me here!