Saturday, 29 October 2016

Putting the water barrel to bed

It was time. There was ice on the goldfish pond, this is
Daisy
significant.

The water barrel was frozen, and it needed to be drained. Yes, I had a helper. I had to talk her down from the warmth of the aquarium light. Can you spot her?! She came in, cold from her morning hunting, and wanted to get warm.
Once I did my workout, I thought I'd get her to help me.
She did!



First step: empty the rest of the water. Normally, the excess water drains into the goldfish pond. I have a hose, with a brick on the end. I chucked it into the trees, where it merrily drained.


Next, take it apart. Yup, ice in the bottom. I store it beside the air conditioner. Daisy had to inspect it!


We did well! After this we went walkies. Then the snow fell! Last night and this morning, Saturday, it rained. We still have some snow.



Daisy leaves from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

13 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful kitty and loves to work with you ~ sweet shots!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ ^_^

Powell River Books said...

We don't get cold enough for my two rain barrels to freeze. That's good because it would be really hard to disconnect them and tip them over. Since I don't have a roof nearby on the cliff, we use a tarp to gather the rainwater. If we are lucky enough to get a little rain the two 55-gallon barrels last until early July. After that my potato patch has to survive on its own. Carry buckets of water up four flights of stairs isn't my idea of fun. - Margy

Karen said...

It rained overnight, but we still have lots of snow on the ground. It is VERY foggy right now. Dog and I are going to head to the bush this afternoon and see what kind of tracks we can find. My boy is very good for NOT chasing any animals in the bush - unless it happens to be a chipmunk, then it's fair game.

Nancy J said...

Yes, snow on other blogs too. and a helper, they like to be RIGHT there, and inspect everything. Keep warm.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Daisy is a great helper. Very pretty kitty too.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your Saturday and the weekend!

William Kendall said...

The top of the aquarium must be comfy for a cat!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Autumn. The kitty is enjoying it so much.

Anvilcloud said...

Cats are so variable. A few are almost dog-like.

Kay said...

Ahhh... fall. It's so beautiful. It's raining in Hawaii now and our rain barrel is getting full again.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Kay and I say Hi!!! We just got back from a fabby trip - all agog with the Bonny Land - your turn now &*> Great video and brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... Huggies, YAM xx

Jeanne said...

Pretty amazing to think of snow when it is still in the 80s where i live in Texas. Looks like it is time for you to keep on preparing for winter

Red said...

The water barrel here was put away at the beginning of Oct.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We take it winter has already arrived there? The leaves look like fall but the snow ...?

What a good buddy to help you.