Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Leading horses to water, and other exercises in futility


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My latest suicidal turtle - an adorable little softshell with an incredibly expressive face.

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Seconds after taking this picture, he was off, swimming merrily away.

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Elvis, Donnie, Velvet, and Solly - at the vet for their last round of shots. They were definitely NOT afraid. Want to adopt them? They're incredibly sweet and friendly!

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Solly and Elvis

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Donnie

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Velvet

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Now that Mama and her babies have had all their shots, they're all free-range out at the land with everybody else.

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Donnie and Solly, lounging in the grass

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Egret - this fellow was just hanging out near our land

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FINALLY!!! We have a well!! The man who installed it (the asshole who threatens to shoot kittens) is a total dick and not at all someone I would recommend. He is a professional well-driller, who has been in business for years; I've no idea how he has stayed in business if he treats most of his customers like he treated us. But at least it's finally installed and running.

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Look! Running water! Time to get the wall around the tub tiled.

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We moved the horses' water trough away from the hand-pump well over to the fence by the electric well so that we could fill it with the hose... Mom's attempt to lead the horses to their new source of water was not entirely successful...

2 comments:

John from Daejeon said...

Those over-charging idiots usually stay in business because they are the only business out in the boonies.

I've been dealing with my own moron and his high-priced bulldozer to clear and level just a couple of acres, and instead of using his equally lazy and useless "friend" to drill a quoted $6,000 well (without the tank and water pump), I've researched how to drill my own deep water well (between 100-200 feet) myself (with a brother's help) for less than $1,000 which includes the pipe, pump, tank, and the rental of a diesel generator to dig the dang thing.

From what I can see, I'm pretty sure you had a shallow well dug. I hope he didn't sock it to you for too much.

Annie Nimity said...

I'm pretty sure he only stays in business because he lacks competition... and I also suspect that since we were getting the $900 shallow well (as opposed to the $3k+ deep well) we were low on his list of priorities. I'm glad the thing works, but my god the man was an asshole.