The irrigation water is about to get here!
We are getting the canal repaired and ready for the thundering, crashing, life-giving source called water to appear any time now.
We went for a ride last night to see how far away the water is from us….once it gets here..irrigation starts. Irrigation starts and doesn’t stopped (even if it rains), until time for harvest. Twice a day or even every six hours, if the water is short, we move and set water. Often times through out the day we are checking rows making sure the water is flowing through…going clear to the end, to move to the next field, then the next until it finally flows back into the canal and then onto the Gunnison River….which will connect with the Colorado River.
It’s five miles away. Not long now.
Today or tomorrow!
We are cleaning all the cement ditches (yes by hand), Terry made all the ditches he could with the ditcher
And the waste ditches with the blade
And we repaired the gated pipe. Gated pipe always
Always, seems to pull apart over the course of winter.
The first of the fields to receive water (the alfalfa fields) are marked out ready to go
We just wait….
Any day now…any day!
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,