The Next to the Last Step in the Tile Line Repair and Replacement, Then the Last Step — Friday, March 13, 2020

All the water pumped into the tile line, which went under the yard, the road and into goat corral, had to be pumped out to begin the next to the last step of the whole process.

It was time to create the new waste ditch and to cover up the old waste ditch

This ditch is necessary to take the water from our place and put it back into the system for those who live on Saw Mill Mesa to have irrigation water

Gradually, everything started to take shape in the corral


The old huge swath through the corral is gone and a new straight ditch in place.

Now we move to putting in the ten sticks of blue pipe

The trench is 8 feet deep….who knew

The Yellow broken bits are the broken tile line

Ten sticks worth

Gradually over the long process of the day

We finished!



Tomorrow it’s Terry and I doing all the little bits of handwork.Β  Β Which I won’t show you.


New Tile Line.Β  Broken Tile Line repaired and necessary tile line replaced!


πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,





29 thoughts on “The Next to the Last Step in the Tile Line Repair and Replacement, Then the Last Step — Friday, March 13, 2020

  1. I’ve found this whole sequence fascinating Linda. It’s given me a sense of the skill needed to provide water, and how connected you are with others down (and up) the line. Thankyou.


    • How many places? It goes from the field next to us, under our road, onto our farm, under the lawn at Shannon’s and into the goat pen. That is the tile line from this lay of land. Other farms have tile lines under them. We are only responsible for the the tile line ON (under) our farm. Everyone else is responsible for the tile lines on (under) their farms.

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  2. Wow! So interesting! I had no idea what it takes to irrigate. I am in northern Colorado and it is so so dry here. Pretty amazing what farmers can accomplish with irrigation!


  3. Are you responsible for all of the cost or does Colorado assist each farm since it helps everyone in your area and, by extension, the state?

    I’m exhausted just looking at all of that. It’s fascinating, tho…


  4. Lulu: “Our Dada says that he once spent an entire summer digging a French drain in the front yard and out into the woods of their house in New York.”
    Charlee: “He says at the time that seemed like a big job.”
    Chaplin: “But now he sees he was just a piker!”


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