So the boys will want a drink. What boys don't when they get together?
Simple eh? Well, there is no stand pipe in the paddock so perhaps not so simple.
Solution 1 : Get Alan the digger man back again. He already thinks we're daft, so I am sure he would come round for the entertainment and I am sure he appreciates the income. He can dig a hole near where the water main runs though the paddock, we can intercept it, fit a stand pipe and bob is your well watered uncle.
Sounds expensive - and they are Camels right? They can go for months in the high Peruvian plains on a thimble full of dew. Better check the facts. Turns out, as usual, the advice is conflicting. Some say they dont need water - just the moisture in the grass is enough. Others recommend an en-suite sprinkler. I consult my one and only reference book. 5l a day seems a good compromise
Solution 2 : Bucket. Looks like a nice fresh bucket of Yorkshire tap twice a day will be enough. But a bit of a hassle, another job and never any spare for extra jobs. Lets keep this solution as a back-up
Solution 3 : Water 'harvesting'. Its all the rage. Its one thing we are not short of in the Pennines. But how much storage ? Too much and the water may go a little stale. Too little and we are back to Solution 2. A few hours on the web yields detailed statistics on our expected rainfall. I write a software model and factor in the area of the shelter roof, and loss by evaporation.
The answer is .. [Bev insists I add pictures to the blog]
The answer is 2 of the biggest B&Q water butts should see us through.