Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hog drinking fountain

Southern oregon has been inundated with miserable weather.  Smoke fills the air from the raging wildfires, summer heat in full force with 100+ degree days, and now humidity sets in for that extra miserable feeling. How does one keep cool?

This sow found a way.. she prefer to drink fresh cool water straight from the hog proof watering system I put in their pasture.  Last year, after seveal attempts at sprinking systems, all totally torn to shreds by the hogs, I devised this simple way to sprinkle effectively. Its no more than a 10 foot piece of 1/5 inch pipe, closed on one end, hose connection on the other, and tiny holes drilled along its length.  It shoots water out in tiny streams 10 to 20 feet away in all directions.

AND it makes a great drinking fountain!

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