Monday, May 18, 2009

You don't miss your water until . . .

At the real estate closing for our Deerfield property in 2006, the former owner told me of a waterline and an underground faucet that ran along the gravel driveway on the lower level. The access to the faucet was marked with a pile of old bricks.

I didn't pay much attention to the line since there was nothing to water on the lower level. Though we have had plenty of rain, the summer drought is not far away.

Today I installed a frost-proof faucet on the water line. It works nicely and will not freeze in the winter because the two-foot pipe has a plunger that cuts the water off below the frost line. The faucet is about 50 feet from the vegetable garden (still under construction) and the same distance from the berry patch.

An instant well is a good thing.

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