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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Old Water Carrier


Old water carrier in a shed at Coolart Homestead, Somers

In a crumbling shed
Like a forgotten relic
A water feature

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15 comments:

Genie said...

What a wonderful piece of history. This one is so nice with its red sitting there on the cart. We have no idea what people used to do to get things like water. Amazing. genie

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

People looking at this photo might think: How odd to have to haul your own water. However, I teach at a school that serves the Navajo Nation, and I can tell you that many of my students come from homes in very remote areas that have no access to fresh water, except that which they haul in from many miles away. It's an almost inconceivable practise in the 21st century, yet it shows no sign of dying out. Hauling water in Navajoland is a way of life for many people.

Dianne said...

A reminder of a time when life wasn't that east. I like to just switch on a tap and Voila! there's water.

Meoww said...

What a nice photo for a red post! I do love antiques and old stuff!

Ralph said...

It can get somewhat dry on Oz, especially in those earlier days with no piped in water. The mules had to bring the life sustaining water tank to the thirsty workers. A great look at the needed supply items in days of yore...

Rajesh said...

That is a nice looking carrier.

lina@women said...

Great find indeed. It's my first time to see a water carrier like this.

Linda said...

I like that photo! It is a wonderful piece of history you have captured!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Someone knew how, had the foresight, to take care of a precious water container! Today, many of us live in old buildings now suffering from rusty pipes! Love the choice of red for its documentary record.

Annie said...

Wonderful find. And a most interesting and unexpected haiku.

Jessica Cassidy said...

that looks so cool :-) love it :-) Dropping by from RT2

chubskulit said...

Oldie but goodie!

Joops said...

I like the design of the wheels.

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Leah H. said...

Old and durable:)

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Carmel Cole said...

cool piece of history :) hope you can visit my My Ruby Tuesday here.

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