The word for today shall be: bursting.
I'm off tomorrow morning, to return either late Sunday or early Monday. I'll get to replying to your comments once I've settled back in. See you then!
For the three days we'll be away from the farm the forecast is calling for an average high of 33 degrees. So we've been trying to get everything very well watered before we take off, and as part of that attempt I went out to the garden late this afternoon to get a couple of lines going.
As I turned on the first line, a hose broke free of its clamp and started gushing water. I quickly turned it off, reattached the clamp as best I could, and very slowly turned it back on. It held, though I didn't really trust it - but the couple I mentioned yesterday were coming by shortly to pick up their order, so I had to get back to the house.
Unfortunately I had to wait almost an hour before they showed up, at which point I went back up to the garden to check on things.
Which was when I saw the lake the burst hose had made of the driveway. Sigh.
Shut it off, clamped the hose shut, turned the line back on again. The lake has mostly soaked into the ground already, but this was not a headache I needed today.