In the Bright Sunlight of a Beautiful April Day — Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The heartbeat of a farm is

Water

You can ready the ground, plant the seeds, fertilize, manage the weeds

But without water, nothing will happen

Although, we do get rain, in our high mountain desert region the amount of rain we get only sinks in about the width of a shadow

So yesterday in the gentle morning sunlight

The siphon tubes were gathered across each and every ditch, laid along the side with the orange dams and the mental dams; water was started into the pastures at the Upper End, the old Apricot Tree, and the horses’ pastures.

The water gurgling and glittering making tiny splashing noises as it rushed in a small wind to give life to seeds and a drink to thirsty little plants.

Thankfully, but late evening my computer was back in working shape.

Yesterday turned out to be a very good day!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

Linda

 

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20 thoughts on “In the Bright Sunlight of a Beautiful April Day — Tuesday, April 16, 2019

  1. Is that still some blossom on the apricot tree? Fingers crossed you get some fruit 🙂 Is Terry still the Water Master on the farm, or do the new boys take over from here looking after the irrigation?

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  2. Water is the most important element of any life here. Most don’t recognize that but a farmer always does. Great post and photos. So glad the computer is in working order again. My newish laptop is falling apart but fortunately, tech support is looking for an answer.

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