The Water Tank and Bush Hog Have Arrived!

water tank

There has been a lot of worries about fires in Brazil this week. And while the ones in the news were far away, fire is always on our minds during the dry season. Yesterday our beautiful new water tank and bush hog arrived to help alleviate some of that worry. Thank you to everyone who gave to our fundraiser earlier this year for fire prevention equipment. 

If you missed the post from a few weeks ago, we fronted the money to purchase the auger right away, so the guys could start digging and building the elephant fences in the African habitat. The bush hog (giant lawnmower that is pulled behind a tractor) is in front of the water trailer, in case you can’t see it.

We have fire breaks around the perimeter of the property and also around the individual habitats and divider roads, but other precautions are needed. The bush hog will allow us to cut the tall grass, which acts as fuel for the fire. It will also be used to maintain pristine pastures by alternating what is cut. The water trailer will have many jobs. We can use a regular hose to water down areas, use the launching hose at the top to spray great distances, or use the fan sprayer on the back to wet behind you as you drive. During the dry season, the guys will keep it next to any area they are welding in, and we’ll also use it to fill and top off the ponds. They’re fantastic pieces of equipment to have, and the water trailer is cute and shiny to boot. ?

 —  feeling comfortable.

August 29, 2019


  1. REPLY
    Maggie says

    Great news. Thank you for the update. Worrying times for those of us who don’t know the distance from the fires in Brazil to you. I know in the dry season you have to be very vigilant where you are. The bush hog and the water trailer will make things easier for you. ????.

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    Kelejan says

    Wonderful to see the equipment that will make your lives easier and safer. Well done to all the donors.

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    Anne Morkel says

    Fantastic equipment! Less stress. Looking forward to seeing the African elephant habitat and the Ellie residents.

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    Carol Anderson says

    Just imagine where you will be in 5 years. You are doing so well my friend. You will be a state of the art Sanctuary.

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