Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pic Today 9/26/15


BEFORE THERE WAS
INDOOR PLUMBING

There was the cistern.

Well situated near the house
on 19th century farms and homesteads,
the cistern was an essential underground 
holding tank for rain and well water,
with a hand crank to dispense 
this precious resource.

A good cistern meant the difference
between surviving on a farm
or having to look elsewhere for water.

Many old farms in Missouri
still having working cisterns.

(A precious commodity
for "living on the land.")


8 comments:

  1. Very interesting and curious detail! hugs

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  2. Muy country .. no?

    Feliz fin de semana

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  3. curious that the cistern is placed on a pedestal

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  4. Imprescindible y sobre todo para "vivir de la tierra".....

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  5. Nice photo! It looks like a cistern was a matter of life or death..thanks for sharing!

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  6. Water is the most precious resource on earth...

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  7. Sim, haviam as cisternas...
    Por aqui ainda existem os lugares que elas são de muita utilidade, como no sertão.
    Beijocas Rick

    http://simplesmentelilly.blogspot.com.br/

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