Friday, July 1, 2011

Buckets of fun on the farm

Red Hill General Store was very generous to supply the Real Farmwives of America & Friends with some buckets to try out! (Check out the rest of the girls today to see what they did with their buckets on the farm, too.)

On Monday, I shared with you the many uses I found for a 4-quart galvanized bucket in our Home and Garden. Today, I’ll tell you about using the bucket on the Farm!

We have a pretty small farm here at the house. We raise cattle (no more than 10 cows on the pastures at our house) and hay, so our farm is usually pretty low-maintenance. Lucky for me!

But there are some things that I used my 4 quart galvanized bucket for around the farm.

The handle was just perfect for hanging over the water hydrant to fill.
hydrant 1
Doesn’t that look refreshing on a hot hot summer day?
hydrant 2
I used the bucket to water the tulip poplar tree we transplanted…
tulip poplar
And our transplanted pecan tree.
pecan tree
I also used it to fill up the dogs’ water bowls. Hubby Doc likes to use a 5-gallon bucket for this, but that is just too heavy for me to carry very far. This 4-quart works just perfect!
dog water
Speaking of 5-gallon buckets, this is what we feed our calves every day (there are seven calves this year). They get a 5-gallon bucket full of creep feed to share.
calf bucket
I wasn’t going to make the trip from the feed storage out to the creep feeder that many times, but I did use the little bucket as a scoop to fill the big bucket!
Then the big bucket into the creep feeder for the little guys. What is a creep feeder you may ask? Well, that is a post for another day…
big bucket
We always seem to be in the middle of a construction project around here. Right now, we’re adding on to the barn, because it wasn’t big enough before. Or so I’m told.
With any construction project, there are always lots of little pieces that need to be kept together. Hubby Doc said he would rather use my galvanized bucket than this plastic pail. He gets a lot of used plastic coffee containers, but he doesn’t like them because they don’t have handles.
little pieces
He mentioned stealing my bucket to keep greasy tractor parts in when he is doing maintenance… I may have to get him a bucket of his own…  

Like the bucket? The Real Farmwives of America & Friends are having a giveaway this week! Be sure to stop by and enter to win a Galvanized Embossed Tub from Red Hill General Store on the Real Farmwives’ blog. Also check out Red Hill General Store – they have lots of buckets, tubs, bottles, and so much more!!

Thanks, Red Hill, this bucket fits right in around my Farm!

While Red Hill General Store did provide me with a bucket to blog about for this post, the pictures, ideas, and opinions shared here are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I'm told you can never have too big of a barn. I have one of those galvanized buckets also. It doesn't look as shiny as yours though because I have had it for years and it has been well used. Somehow when I need it I have to go hunting for it because somebody else has used it.


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