As the dog days of summer are upon us, so is the hot weather and dry conditions. Many concerns for farmers are watering issues. Many people start to look for solutions instead on having to haul in water for their animals. This time of the year is perfect for locating and developing springs. Many people tend to try and develop what they thought was a good spring, until this time of the year arrives, and it many times, leaves them dry so to speak. Now is when you want to walk the pasture hill in search of this "free water." If you stumble upon a very saturated area there is a decent chance that you have come across a spring, if you are lucky enough to find it high on the hill where you can do something with it of course. If you find these priceless areas in this time of the year then you more than likely have a good chance of capturing a fair quantity of water. In many situations this is the only solution you have to water because it is just not possible or cost effective to run city water to all of your pasture fields.