Rolling Along—Monday, March 23, 2015

Terry has started rolling down the plowed earth.  Thankfully the rain and the sun and the wind did not damage to the soil.  By damage I mean it didn’t cause our clay type of soil to turn into bricks, ready to be fired. 🙂
Rolling-1It’s always nice to see the soil smooth out and start to look like a seed bed.  He will still have to level the field, fertilize, and then mark it out.  We always irrigate before we plant–it’s called ‘wet planting’. Some of the farmers around here do ‘dry planting’, which means they plant first then water.

PipeWe have also been moving the gated pipe around, we had three pipe break over the winter so now we have to do some adjusting.

Work-horseYou can see the broken pipe on the left, we will set this good pipe in it’s place. (One down two more to go 🙂

We have to have the pipe set before the fields are done with the tractor work—-everything has to be in place to start the water…time is moving along fast now. By the first week in April we hope to have the water on the land.

Pink-cloundsOur weekend was outstanding!  The whole family from Craig, Colorado was here, then on Sunday we were (all) the two sets of kids and their spouses, the Craig family, Terry and I were at our son-in-law’s 43 birthday party.  Good food and family, really who could ask for more?

Anyway, off to get some stuff done.  I hope your day is a good one.

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,

Linda

 

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17 thoughts on “Rolling Along—Monday, March 23, 2015

    • Today we are being blown away. Terry and I got some of the work done this morning, but the afternoon has turned out to be ‘work in the 35 m.p.h. wind’. We got one set of pipes fixed and gave up…the wind was just too tiring.

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    • It would be a treat if you could come here some time and we could go there. Of course the time to see anything would be in the summer and farmers can never leave in the summer.

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  1. Looks like grreat weather to put seed in the dirt. It sounds like a good idea to plant in wet-ish soil. So often we get days of wind right after the wheat goes in. Then all the farmers trade dirt and seed in the process. ;/

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  2. That must be quite a feeling to sense that it’s all surging back to life and activity and work…like a wave coming that will not change course and you will, of course, be swept up and carried along with it until the next “down time” comes. Up and down. Up and down.

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  3. Your ability to not be beaten by diversity is a light to my fire. A broken pipe, too much rain, not enough rain, wind, storms…..farmers are made of much tougher material than most of us!
    So happy to hear you had a weekend with family.

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