We’ve had some good rainfall over the past couple of weeks and we headed down to the creek this morning to see if it was running. And it was!
There’s something reassuring about seeing water bustling over the rocks and pebbles in the creek. It signals that the seasons are still here as they have been for all time and that the land is getting a good winter soak.
Our farm relies on tank water and it’s made us realise how much us city folk take turning on a tap for granted. We wash up in a bowl on the farm and take shorter showers even though it’s very tempting to linger under piping hot water on a frosty morning.
I think every home should have a water tank. We did growing up in our suburban house in Adelaide. As a kid I remember thinking it was very special to have a glass of water straight from the tank. It was collected from our own house and I felt very proud.
It’s important to teach our kids about where our water comes from. As populations increase, water becomes more precious. Little kids seem to have a unique appreciation for things that adults take for granted, and forming good habits when we’re young gives us something positive to build on as we grow up.