I have 80 acres shaped like a tall rectangle. See the green rectangle In the bottom right corner is a pond with a pump, the house, etc. About a quarter of the way up is the lowest spot. And then some hills go up a bit and then it's kind rolly. This picture is from the porch on the house facing north across the low spot. The fartheset away trees are the trees you see in the first picture. We call that the north forest. We like to run the goats there in the summer because there's lots for them to eat and it stays pretty cool. But running water up there every day is a bit of a chore. Now we're thinking of running cows up there and they would need even more water. We're going to rent a ditch witch soon and got to thinking it might not be a bad idea to bury a couple thousand feet of poly pipe up there. Another perk is that some day we might hook up a ram pump, build a pond up there and fill the pond in the spring. Then maybe use that water for livestock and maybe even irrigation. The farm supply store regularly sells 100 foot rolls of 1 inch poly for ten bucks. I wonder if we could find a place that sells 1000 foot rolls for something like 50 bucks. Too much to hope for? Then I got to wondering whether our 1.5hp pump could pump water that far. Is this a bad idea and I just don't know it yet?