Step up to the pump, drop the bucket onto the hook on the spout and step sideways to grasp the handle. The pump is old and the handle heavy and you can hear the aging mechanism groan as you heave the handle upwards to the top of its swing. You get a good, solid grip of the handle and start to pump. The first stroke produces no water, but the next is more rewarding; water gushes forth from the spout and the water level in your bucket rises. Each movement of the handle is accompanied by the groan of the pump and the squeak of the hinge. You stop for a moment to see how much water you have in the bucket and ease your stiff shoulder, still sore from all the logs you chopped earlier, and continue pumping. The pressure in the pump has fallen while you paused but it increases quickly as you pump again and in a few strokes the bucket is full. As you push the handle back down for the last time, it swings to its home position with a wheeze and a clatter and the last little bit of water coughs out of the spout. You lean down, pick up your bucket and walk away….
Available in Rusted Blue and Antique Brown.
Filmed on location in InWorldz
Animations: Solcar Amat
Modelling and Scripting: Sandry Logan
Other Farm Accessories by Sandry
Music: Dire Straits – Water of Love
Sandry’s InWorldz Store: Matahari Island, 163, 24, 26