We started work on the artery ditch that moves the water from the headgate onto our farm. This is our main transfer ditch—the only reason we have to work on this ditch is the headgate to our place is located a few feet onto our neighbor’s farm. The field is where Mr. Sinner keeps his bulls during the off season of farming.
Now bulls- being curious sorts, love to mess in stuff. Cows will do it also, but a field of bulls will get bored fast…nothing much to do you see. Once they find something odd, interesting, unusual, different, they will paw at it until they make a huge mess.
We are putting a top on the last part of the ditch…the ditch is cement, but it makes a curve. We don’t want to put this short ditch into a pipe, because we have to keep trash out and this ‘the taking out of the trash’ spot. It will be flush with the ground and blend in…those very wiley bulls will just pass it by on the look for something else to discover.
The headgate to our place is huge and imposing anytime of the year, but in the winter a person can get a good idea of how really big it is, and how much the water is eroding away the sides of the canal.
That is the take off from the head gate called the artery ditch take out, it’s wood, until it hits the fence line then we made it cement. See the damage the water is doing around the box of the headgate.
We should finish up the top today. One project done before spring work starts!
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