Off we went down the next mile to load and haul dirt
When all that HUGE amount of trash came roaring down the canal, into our headgate and then onto the farm
The water washed away all the dirt along the cement ditch
We loaded and hauled dirt for two full days…
With several more days of loading and hauling to go.
Although the day was clear, the sky blue and the sun rippling between clouds; we had wind.
Look closely and you can see dirt dancing on the crisp bright air
Two full days, more days to go
Then water to set (which occurs several times a day)
The end of the day—finally.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,
Do you own that dump truck?
Yes. That’s our grain truck…and today our dirt hauling truck.
That is a big truck. And, I’m sure it wasn’t cheap.
Do you get government help with farming?
No. Terry and I don’t believe in it. If we can’t do it ourselves, then it doesn’t get done.
I hear ya’!
You are certainly in for more long days cleaning up the mess created by the trash.
Yes we are. And just last night another wad came down and washed out a part of the fixed spot. Onward we go.
What a big mess that trash caused! I’m sure there is quite a bit of shoveling involved, too, to get the dirt in place! The farmers are getting ready to plant corn here after this cold front moves through.
I’m ready for the cold front to move through and we get WARMTH!!! Lots of shovel work. Sigh.
Good thing you can do your own dirt work! Darn trash anyway causing you extra work:(
Yeah, trash is a headache…even with trash catchers.
Wow busy as ever! Hauling dirt … damned trash! I sure can see that dirt dancing. And those clouds puffs ..