Randy hauled water 5 days a week from July 25, 2018 until the fire shut us down, Sept 13, 2018.
Without your donations we would not have been able to pay someone to haul the needed water.
Randy delivered water Sept. 13, 2018, even though he was sick. When he reached Two Bar it was low, but was probably OK to get through until I hauled the next day. He was feeling pretty rough but decided to go ahead a fill up the big truck for the tank in the basin and he returned and filled Two Bar.
Randy didn't know that as he was filling Two Bar a fire had broken out just a few miles west.
Later that day the Basin was closed to all traffic and we were not allowed to haul water into the Basin, for a week. Little did Randy know that by returning to Two Bar he was probably saving the lives of many wild horses.
On Sept 19th we were allowed to haul water again. Two Bar was almost entirely dry and the tanks in the surrounding area were dry.
In order for the wild horses to be able to stand in the water and roll in mud Randy also filled the pond at Two Bar.
When Randy was off for the weekend volunteers dumped water at Rock Cut.
Bethell donated a 13,000 gallon tank for our use. It allowed us to haul water over the weekends without having to go to Craig for water. The two tanks on our truck held 1200 gallons, but it took two trips each day to haul what Bethell hauled in one load.
This is so Awesome.
Last summer my small generator quit while I was in Sand Wash Basin hauling water. We had an older larger one that got me through the summer, but I could not move it alone.
This fall after the water hauling project demobilized and I brought my camper home, I contacted Mick’s Service in Hayden.
He and his wife Phyllis had watched the wild horse water hauling project and to show their support he offered to fix my generator free of charge.
If only it had been that easy. The generator that I had, had been discontinued and they were no longer making parts for it. Mick took it upon himself to continue to work with Anna Swann of Keystone Automotive Operations Inc., and today he showed up with a brand new generator! Anna Swann warranted the discontinued generator and shipped us a brand new generator.
I can not thank Mick, Phyllis and Anna enough.
Our improvements to Lake Draw continue to be important for our wild horses.
Many bands of wild horses continue to visit Lake Draw though out the day.
Sheepherders Spring continued to be an issue with leakage and we decided that this would be the year to tackle getting it repaired.
Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know.
Thanks to some great friends who spent hours helping WHW we were able to get Sheepherders troughs lined with a truck bed liner and the holes sealed and it is almost leak free. We continue to work on two small leaks.