Mill, pump, repeat

Sometimes it feels as if we’re on a daily repeat cycle of milling and pumping water, with not much difference from day to day. But then I realize how things are slowly and subtly shifting around these activities…

December 2012
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May 2013
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The original pile of logs is gone, milled into the stacks of boards.  And another set waits in a new line for their turn…

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While Josh moved all of the original logs solo, these days there is an apprentice eagerly waiting for those moments when he can help wield the peavey…

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Pumping water is still something to get excited about and to try to race to get your bucket on first…no matter the weather…

October 2012
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May 2013
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Now a certain little girl is big enough to very proudly and happily take part in the actual pumping as well, getting the water started coming out and filling up entire buckets to overflowing.

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Did you know it takes a 3-year-old 3 minutes to fill a 3 gallon bucket?

Slowly, slowly, things are changing and taking new shape.

2 thoughts on “Mill, pump, repeat

    • The Bison Pumps do not freeze because they have a method of discharging any leftover water back below frost level, so there is nothing to freeze at the pump level. It worked really great right through winter.

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