One of the requirements of our lease is to keep it in agricultural use for the ag exemption - not that having a stock tank means we will not have cattle on it any time soon.
Sunday, we took the tank out there and set it up near a thicket of flameleaf sumac where we think we want to build the barn. Marvin cleared some brush and grass and then we started filling the stock tank from the water tanks. Very slowly. Next time we fill the tank, we are going to take a pump.
The wire was connected to something near the creek so I started walking toward it, pulling the wire up from the ground as I went. The closer I got to the creek, the taller the weeds. When the grass and false purple thistle reached my chin, and something rustled in the grass near my foot, I turned tail and headed back to safety. Those false purple thistle have to go. They may be kind of pretty, but they sting! Meanwhile, Marvin found the end of the electric fence from the road side, cut it and we started winding it up.
That job completed, we contemplated going back to the stock tank and climbing in it. It was hot and humid Sunday!
Before we left, I took two pictures from the best building site. Our front view:
And our back view:
I know. They look just about the same.
When we got home, we found that we had another offer on the house. We had gotten one Saturday also.