2016年5月31日火曜日

That's not a water tank....

Did you ever see Crocodile Dundee?

Do you remember the scene where a guy pulls a knife on him and he says 'that's not a knife, THIS is a knife!' and pulls a huge knife out?

Well I had the farmer version of that this week.

It's been a DRY Spring. Very little rain and definitely not enough. As we transplanted the apple saplings and planted our summer crops (including 200 tomato seedlings) we have needed to hand water.

Last year I was SO pleased with myself that I worked out how t carry two watering cans in the one wheelbarrow.

That still didn't mean a lot of water though so K bought a 100 litre tank that fits on the back of the k-truck. So easy! So quick! So much water! Two buckets, one tank, we're on our way!

I was rather pleased with myself when I arrived to water the seedlings with my 100 litre bounty.

And then I came across my neighbour and co-farmer already watering them.

With his 300 litre tank hooked up to a compressor and 100 metres of hose.

sigh.....