That Wonderful Sound of Water—-Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The water came yesterday around three o’clock in the afternoon.  I was just finishing up one of my flower beds when I walked past the canal and saw the back hoe and a large pile of moving brush, dust flying in the midst of water

The water had come!

Terry headed up to watch and I dropped everything and headed up the canal to get photos of this very exciting event

The backhoe grabbed huge chunks of weeds to keep from flooding the farms along the way

Gradually the back hoe started to get the water clearer

The arrival of water!

Gradually the water cleared

We gathered up our shovels, and headed out to start the water on the farm! Which meant, of course, we had to clean all our ditches from the trash coming down the canal and into our ditches

But oh my how it was worth all the work.
The New Year has Begun!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

 

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34 thoughts on “That Wonderful Sound of Water—-Wednesday, April 4, 2018

  1. Water is such a big thing. Here, the farmers are clearing their ditches to get the water away, not bring it in. We’ve had a lot of flooding thanks to TC Iris, but at least we’ve avoided the worst of the winds that would have lodged all the cane. No major damage in our area, thank goodness, but a fair bit up the coast. Congratulations on the true start of the growing season!

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