My wife and I are in the process of buying a new property. I will be rehabbing the barn and doing a lot of other work to the property. My question here is, what are some methods to get water out to the pasture? I will breaking the field which is roughly 500'x200' into 3 different paddocks. I want to be able to fill the water buckets without trudging gallons down the field everyday. As you can see by the picture all 3 paddocks will be down hill.
I am thinking of different methods of plumbing that may work for me.
Is a frost free hydrant my only option? For example, could I have a water drum at the top of the hill by the barn and just fill the buckets by gravity? I live in the CT. So freezing would potentially be a problem.
I'm just thinking out loud here but what about this? The aforementioned water drum at the top of the hill. It would have a shut off valve on it. I could go into the field & drain the old water. Go back to the water drum and turn the valve to fill all 3 buckets at the same time.
W/ the cost of 3 hydrants coming in at around $500 I just want to weigh my options and see if anyone hopefully has any better ideas.
Let me know what you think please.