Thursday, March 14, 2013

Got Water?

Not the actual tank



Some time back the Big Bend Valley VFD put a 1550 gallon water tank up for raffle and the drawing was held at their meeting last night. I'd only bought one ticket until just before their meeting and I bought 5 more. I won it with spending a total of $25 in tickets. Next step will be getting it setup and then get gutter to set up catchment from the roof. Once that's done I won't mind a good rain every now and then.

It appears that some of the wild flower seeds got imported when they brought in the dirt to cover up the septic system. Above is one of several Blue Bonnets growing here now. The Blue Bonnet is the Texas state flower for those who don't know.

Some other type wild flowers that are also growing.

And some more.





12 comments:

  1. Congrats on winning the tank. It sure will come in handy. Love the flower pictures. Good blog.

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  2. Finally Lady Luck is smiling down on you, Congratulations!

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  3. DD, I'm going to have to figure out what to set it on or get some dirt from somewhere to set it on before I can get it setup. It will come in handy for sure especially when it rains.

    MsB, Thanks. I've already had several people want to buy it off of me, but of course they don't want to pay much for it. I'll keep it.

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  4. Lucky you! Now you need to start practicing your rain dancing skills.

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  5. Bkid, I'll probably start practicing that, but if they bring the burn ban back I hear it won't work without dancing around a fire.

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    1. The most important aspect of a rain dance is not the fire it is timing, timing, timing ...

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    2. Its always better to wash your car, leave the windows open in the house and car and leave expensive electric power tools out in the open before lighting the fire and doing the dance. Of course picking a day that there's a hundred percent chance of rain helps to.

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  6. what the aprox cost of a 1550 gal tank like that one there in the area and if available in Alpine please ? CONGRATULATINS dude

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  7. did not know yu had a septic, i prefer the old indian way as no water or needs be hauled asume at a high price...best

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  8. Pablo, The Poop Police won't let you do that anymore.

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  9. Pablo, around $700 for a tank like that. Bkid is right about the Poop Police.

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  10. Congrats on the tank! It will be great to catch your own water and save ya some $$$

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