A Sparkle which Really is Brilliance— Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Terry is checking the moisture in the furrows—we want the water to sub over under the top of the soil, deep inside of the furrow

You can see the top of the soil showing wet

It seems simple, doesn’t it?Ā  And in theory, it is; in practice, it takes lots of monitoring and paying close attention

Sometimes you can walk out on a dry looking row and suddenly sink right up to your ankles…sigh.

The water running beneath the dam is good…this is the water going to the next field — if the water was coming over the top of the dam we would need to start more tubes

The brilliant rays of sunlight on the furrows, in one of the alfalfa fields

It was so pretty, the glow of the rays, the sparkle of the water, the rich green of the alfalfa plants coming together in a perfect way.

Then when I looked up, in the bluest of blue skies, a sweet little bird flew over-head

The work is hard, still nothing to hide from,

I truly could not ask for more.

From my world to your heart,




16 thoughts on “A Sparkle which Really is Brilliance— Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    • It’s a rather young field. Last year was it’s first year to be harvested, so this is it’s second year. Alfalfa (here) only has a life-span of 4-5 years. Thank you


  1. Hello Linda .. so many wonderful images the last is especially beautiful! You both are always so busy. Andrew said to tell you that when he was discussing alfalfa as a quick crop in NZ, he was thinking about lucerne instead. Apologies from him! šŸ™‚


  2. This is very interesting to me. I always thought farmers used a sprinkler system to water their crips. I haven’t seen this form of watering; it looks a lot better of a system then the sprinkler


    • Sprinklers work when a farmer is pumping water from an aquifier or large body of water. Sprinklers also put the water down and it doesn’t go anywhere accept into the soil. Here we use the water over and over and over again.

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