This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Just now every thought is turned towards utilizing waste power. Doggy has been set to churn butter, and there is some talk about putting Niagara Falls to some useful task. The Germans have thought of the surplus energy of the wild boy. We have all seen with what delight he takes hold of the hose and sprinkles the dust in the road, or the grass plot in front of the house, and in Berlin they have hit on a scheme to make the little fellow pump as well as hold the hose. He is represented on a nicely balanced platform, and, as he sways a little from side to side, the lever is worked which raises the water.