This past week at the new homestead, my husband has been trying to figure out how we will get our water since there is no well on the property. It is quite costly to drill a well, so we are planning on getting our water from the hillside spring! Pure God given water!
Mark found a 250 gallon water container and deeply cleaned it. He also had to purchase some piping and concrete to get the job done.
The spring flows at about 2 gallons a minute which is really good, but it is about 3 feet up the side of a sheer cliff! As you can see, the two boards run parallel up the side of the cliff that is plenty wet. My husband had to pull that huge container up somehow along those boards without killing himself in the process.
After he set the tank he came home for lunch. He told me that he did almost kill himself. He used an old cobbled together ladder left on the property. When climbing the ladder, one of the rungs broke loose and he fell. He told me he was left hanging upside down from the ladder just a few feet from the rocks below.
When I heard that story, I was determined to assist him in the afternoon, just so someone was there to call for help. I filmed the process which was not easy. He and Miles had to hoist me up a different ladder and haul me to the place I would film. It was treacherous! The steep hill was leaking fresh water everywhere so the ground would easily slip under your feet. I sat against a tree to support me and I soon noticed that it was a pretty view from up there.