pumping water from a pond


We usually only water our veggie patch and flower beds with rain water from the roof gutters that pour into barrels. We have had no rain for weeks. We have been getting water from the pond with buckets. Our landlord said hey I have an extra pump that I am not using that you can use… Thursday morning he finally fixed it up for us. We were so relived.



We fixed hoses that way we can fill the barrels up and use our watering cans to water the veggie patch. This broke our dry spell it has rained untill this afternoon, when we worked in the garden. We haven’t had the pump on since we hooked it up and tested that every thing worked.


You can see by the pictures that some of my flower beds have done better than others. The rain has kick started all of garden and everything is growing again.










Posted on June 29, 2014, in Everyday Life. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Glad you have had some rain the pump looks a good idea to lucky our garden not very big so I can manage to water ok kind regards Tricia

    • I was glad that our landlord offered his pump because we have been looking to buy a used one since earlier this spring. The farmers say they have never seen it this dry in June. The grass is looking brown. Some of the trees leaves were turning yellow and falling off the trees. They were all concerned about this dry spell.

      We are still having rain off and on. The ground is still wet. We are greatfull for this rain. Thank you for dropping by my blog. I always apreciate comments.

  2. Your garden is beautiful. Lots of work but it pays off to see the efforts of your hands working the dirt.

    • Thank you for the compliment. I think this is our best year yet. We succeeded with celery which previous year we did not. The bell pepper plants look great so far. The last time I attempted to grow them we only got two small peppers. Thus far tomatoes are looking good.I hope we get a bumper crop this year. We are really pleased with it inspite of the drought we experienced. We have had a great strawberry crop. This is our first year to grow cabbage and cauliflower. I found my first cauliflower head curled up in the leaves yesterday. You would have laughed at me when I spotted it.My husband came running over to see it. We were sooo happy..It gives me a feeling of satisfaction to grow our own food.

  3. Hooray for the rain! And just as you fixed up the pump! I love the photo of the white daises against the building!

    • I can not believe the transformation in our veggie patch since we have been having rain. It has gone crazy. I have been drenching my flower beds trying to bring them back to life.
      Those daises are suppose to go on our dogs graves. We just haven’t had time nor energy to transplant them. I am thinking about keeping them and buying seeds to sow on their grave instead.

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