Often, windmills are the silhouette between me and a sunrise or a sunset. Their simple shadows provide the stick-figure image that accents a color-streaked sky. And while the windmill at the Palmer Place will continue to stand, it's no longer doing the yeoman's work it was designed to do.
The well by the old barn gave out two summers ago, and the guys have been hauling water to that pasture. It was time for a new well. Instead of drilling a new well at the same location, we moved it down a lane and opted to install a solar pump.
First, Randy and Jake placed a new stock tank there. They hauled in rock to place around the tank to give the cattle more solid footing and to keep the dirt from eroding.
Below, a crew member unloads pipe for the well casing.
|Control box for the solar pump|
|Cattle are curious. They came to check us out as we looked at the new solar panel.|