Tuesday, October 11, 2016

June 30 - Putting in the River Screen

 Our orchard has two pump stations, the north pump and the south pump, and in the summer when the river starts getting low we change the pump in the river from a foot valve to a floating screen that pulls off the top of the water. This year we had a picnic and made it a family event. After the adventure of getting it in, the boys got their kayak and we spend the very hot afternoon playing in the river.  

The water from the river gets pumped into this tank, often used as a swimming pool, as it is several degrees warmer than the river.

Here is the screen coming in on the front end loader.

Even Shea gets to play with this toy, as you can see he has a plastic bag duct taped around his arm.