The Wildlife Guzzler – No 1 is Done

The SnK is 408 acres, divided into three main sections, with two tanks located in the middle section, which I call the “Back 168.”  One tank is totally dependent upon rain to keep it filled, the other is fed by the overflow from the windmill fed cistern.

There are gullies running through the acreage, that have water after heavy rains, but only after HEAVY rains.  The front 40 has a water trough, fed by the house well.

Since the “Back 200” doesn’t have any consistent water, Selena and I constructed a rain catching “Guzzler,”  and set it up back there.  Supplemental Water is part of our county wildlife management plan.

We’re hoping that the 305 gallon tank gets a filling this weekend, (Nov. 7, 2015) as we have rain predicted.  We’ll see.

Here’s a few photos, but more can be viewed by clicking HERE.

We’d love to hear of others’ Supplemental Water practices.

Keith, the K in The SnK

Laying out the roof and measuring the salvaged gutter.
Laying out the roof and measuring the salvaged gutter.
Laying out the frame, 2
Laying out the frame, 2″ red angle.
Screwing down the
Screwing down the “roof” panels.
Working on the framing.
Working on the framing.
Putting it together.
Putting it together.
Ready to roll! The
Ready to roll! The “Trundle” to the site begins.
Yep, the tank fits!
Yep, the tank fits!
Up and ready for rain!
Up and ready for rain!

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