MmaDiapo is pretty set up when it comes to access to water around here. She is lucky. I am lucky. This is not the case for everyone. She has the big rain water tank that fills during rainy season (and the water tastes so good) and she has a tap in her yard that works on occasion. There is never any warning about when the tap may be working and there certainly isn't a schedule we can rely on, but when that water is acomin' the hosepipe is hooked up and all the barrels in the yard are filled. And then family members come over and fill up their buckets, too.
The tap hasn't been turned on in awhile so we've been relying on rainwater for the past month or so. Maite and Margaret headed to the communal tap the other morning to get some water for a couple of days. This is how they do it... wheelbarrows and big jugs filled to capacity. After this load they took a rest and had a teatime. Good thing I made scones the night before! I gave them a treat to have with their Five Roses.