Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day three hundred and fifty-seven of that project.

This quilt block shows a big gray barrel with water inside it. The gray fabric is decorated with a thin black stitching and white pen to show the structure of the indentations of the metal barrel. Inside the barrel, at the top is blue fabric with pen on it to show the water moving. On the side of the barrel is a black bird with an orange beak and yellow feet. There is white pen to show the bird's features.
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A galvanized water trough is a staple on every ranch or farm.

This tank probably belongs next to the windmill we had a few blocks back.

Used for water for horses and cattle in a field, shorter tanks for sheep and goats.

In a pinch, a big low tank will make a duck or goose pond. I’ve used one as a brooder for chicks, just add a heat lamp and you’re all set.

You could take a bath in one if you were too dirty for the house.

When a hole finally rusts in one and it won’t hold water you can use it as a feed trough and put hay in it.

When you have a pig roast at your house you can ice the pig in it before you roast it and then wash it out well and fill it with ice, soda, water, and beer. A smaller tank will hold ice and a keg.

Yes sir, a galvanized tank is an essential, useful piece of equipment.