We have a bull. He's not mean by any stretch of the imagination, but he likes to play. One of his favorite toys is the water trough. He pushes it from one end of the concrete to the other, out into the field, end over end. Which means they get busted quite frequently. Which means purchasing a new one at usually a little more than $100 (we've been through 3 so far this year).
Then Todd was driving by an abandoned farm, and saw this:
Friends of ours farm it, so he asked them if we could bring it home and use it for a water trough. Seal up the drain and the overflow, and we were good to go (although we've never seen one with a base like this one). It was pretty funny watching the bull hit it with his head for the first time, thinking he was going to send it going end over end. He stepped back, shook his head, tried it again, and has since left it alone.
I would love to have it in a flowerbed full of flowers, but......now I don't have to go out into the pasture when I get home from work every day and drag the water trough back up to the shed and fill it again.
I did tell the kids - if they get covered in mud and think they are going to tramp through the house one more time - they can take a bath out with the cows. Which they thought would be fun.
The red wall has 2 more coats of paint - and looks like it's good to go.
PJ's are sewn together - I did use a pattern (McCalls) that I found at JoAnn's last year when they were on sale for 99 cents - I just need to stop and get some elastic for the waists. That has been the extent of my sewing in the last few days.
And the cat? He is now named Midnight, and I think once we make the trip to PA here in a couple weeks, he'll become an inside cat. Why not - he's been in the house with the kids every night watching TV (Tyler said he likes watching the Steelers play). It's actually rather cute to see them laying on the floor and him stretched out next to them. Every time you open the back door, he makes a mad dash for the house and tries to sneak in.
Have a good day!