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        01-01-2014, 09:49 PM
      #11
    Showing
    Stay until it's done! I usually clean tack/brushes or read..
         
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        01-01-2014, 09:53 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Hahaha. We pay the water bill and I still do it too -_-
         
        01-01-2014, 10:48 PM
      #13
    Trained
    Yep, I've been there...done that...

    Fairly recently too. We moved the water so now as I head out the front of the barn, I can't hear the water running and I just walked away.

    My dad furiously yelling at me and telling me Im irresponsible gave me the wake-up call. *sigh* Im not irresponsible...It was an honest mistake. Nonetheless, he was pissed.
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        01-01-2014, 11:09 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    It's nice to know I am not the only one who does this. We are on tank water and only have the one so water can get tight over summer. In the past two months I have left the hose running twice when filling up the troughs. I always mean to stay near by or do something that only takes 10 minutes but then I get distracted and start doing something else. I am also really bad at going through a gate and leaving it unlatched since I plan on coming back through it later then climbing the fence somewhere else and forgetting to shut it. They are all internal gates so no one can go far but it still confuses me when I see the horses happily grazing in a resting paddock. These days I try and stick to one task at a time and latch every gate even if I know I am coming back through it.
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        01-02-2014, 12:09 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    I have to stick to my routine or I forget too. Start filling tank for herd #1 and muck out their section of the barn, switch hose to tank for herd #2 and muck out their section. Turn off water and this time of year drain hoses. If hubby comes to the barn during this routine and diverts my attention then the water is going to run all night long.
         
        01-02-2014, 12:56 AM
      #16
    Weanling
    You could always get a tap timer? That way it will cut off after a set amount of time. They're fairly cheap.
         
        01-02-2014, 09:06 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    But if you are on a well....
    Then you pay a higher electricity bill for the well pump

    OP, you could go with an easy low tech solution-put a post it note on the steering wheel of your vehicle that says WATER!! or leave your car keys hanging from the water spigot
         
        01-02-2014, 10:20 AM
      #18
    Yearling
    Ha, I like the keys from the spigot idea, for those of us who drove... doesn't work for me. Cell phone alarm, I also have used it, it works great, when I remember!! Needless to say, the area downhill from one of our trough locations grows the most lush weeds and dandelions in the summer time, which I feed to my chickens!! At least I have that to console myself with!! My husband and I both have left it on for 12+ hours before! ACCK!
         
        01-02-2014, 10:31 AM
      #19
    Showing
    Why is it we don't use the time to just mellow out and enjoy. When everyone mentions leaving the water running, do you leave things on the stove? Scary thought.
         
        01-02-2014, 11:11 AM
      #20
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    Why is it we don't use the time to just mellow out and enjoy. When everyone mentions leaving the water running, do you leave things on the stove? Scary thought.
    Nope, I don't because I have a timer with me! Haha. Outside, I am trying to do things for all the animals at once- put on water for horse trough, then go clean chicken coop, then something with cats, then grain said horses, etc. I like the suggestions of a timer to remember the water though! Or I have also done something weird, like put a thing in the middle of the driveway that doesn't belong, and I have to walk past it... makes me remember why I left that, then I get the water, then I put said thing away... sometimes though I forget why the thing is put in an odd place.. lol
         

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