Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Farm Fun

Last Sunday while I was harrowing, the calves decided I was as good as any TV show.

This is the time of year the irrigation canal fills with water and we start watering fields. Half of our property is flood irrigated. This is the easiest and most relaxing way to irrigate. Wandering through the fields a shovel over your shoulder and setting irrigation dams in the small irrigation ditches is a lot easier than moving forty foot aluminum irrigation pipes.

The small narrow ditches are blocked off with polypropylene tarps cut to fit the ditches to make the water overflow the ditch and spread across the field. My husband used a ditcher hooked to the John Deere with a three point hitch to clean the ditches out the last two weekends. And now the water is flowing.


gtyyup said...

That looks a lot easier than wheel lines too...but not as easy as that new pivot of yours ;~)

Sarah Raplee said...

I'm a sucker for cow pictures! Those calves are cute. they sure are curious, aren't they?

Paty Jager said...

Karen, I do love my pivot!

LOL Sarah! Yes, calves are curious. Too curious. I had to go to the neighbor's today and herd three back over to our pasture.