Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Farm Fun- Springtime Chores

This is the time of year when we clean up around the place and get fences mended and irrigation equipment ready.

 Even though the weather hasn't been ideal spring weather and we're dragging our feet to get the irrigation equipment ready the irrigation canal filled with water this week meaning irrigation season has begun. With the rain and cold weather we'll wait a bit to start but if we don't get more moisture we'll have to start changing pipes even in the bad weather.

The other springtime chore that is inevitable is fixing fences. We have neighbors who don't feed their animals as well as we feed ours and they lean on the fences to eat the grass-which is always greener on the other side- on our side of the fence. So we have a fence between us that needs fixed as well as one that the calves have been squeezing through by the house to eat my flowers and lawn.

A trip is also needed to Princeton to  reset some of the solid set irritation hand lines and add more gravel to the pivot tracks before we start the pump there and begin my vigils to take care of the irritation there.

Do you have any springtime chores you do yearly?


Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Irrigation and mending fences doesn't sound like fun--especially at two places! You and your hubby are sure hard workers!

My only springtime chore is getting my yard spiffed up--not much work compared to your acreage. And I usually find things around the house that need sprucing up also when the sun starts shining through the windows. :)

Paty Jager said...

LOL Genene. I hear ya on the windows. After having grandkids in and out of here the last three months I need to get busy on windows-inside and out. Thanks for stopping in!

danita cahill said...

Same as Genene - spring chores mean yard work, planting flowers and vegetables. This year there will be alpaca toenails to trim. And spring is always a good time to give the gutters another cleaning after the winter needle drop of the Douglas firs that surround our house.

I think you should bill the neighbor for half the fence repair each year, or enlist his help!

Paty Jager said...

Hi Danita! Trimming alpaca toenails sounds like a Kodak moment. ;)
It is easier to repair the fence ourselves than deal with the neighbor.