(Backing up the water so the headgate will fill)
Mom and Dad just thought (HOPED) that last week’s big wind was the last big wind!
(Scary walking across that tiny board—Mom won’t even try. I don’t get out of my basket)
Not at ALL!
(That is the trash dug out of the canal so the water could start)
We (Mom, Dad, Me (sometimes) worked all day in a big, big wind Tuesday and all day Wednesday.
70 m.p.h. gusts of wind getting the water started on the farm.
(We (Terry) must check the headgate several times a day to keep the trash out)
This is a hard, hard time, not only the wind but all the winter trash that comes down the water, plugging up the headgate. That makes Dad have to go check the headgate off and on. As I already said. 🙂 Boo Berry
Black Beauty, and my human sister, Shannon helped.
Once the water got to the horse pasture, Shannon, Kya, and Black Beauty took over setting the water in the horse pasture; Mom and Dad finished up on the new corn field.
It is so cold here we have been in a freeze warning which will last until Sunday.
Mom grew up in a huge fruit orchard—so this frozen stuff always makes her glad our livelihood is not based on fruit. This time of year is dangerous for fruit growers.
Okay, here is the deal: the WATER IS ON the FARM!!! (of which I get to go and help with) At least two (or more) times a day.
Mom says I am a very good irrigator! I don’t jump in the water like Kya and stop the tubes,
I just hang right by Mom like Black Beauty does Shannon.
TLC stays home all stretched out by the fire! Hummmmm.
(Who is stretched out by the fire? I am guarding the farmyard. TLC)
Lulu: “Ooh, so much wonderful mud! I bet there is plenty of stuff to roll in once the water starts to flow!”
Yes! And squish between your toes.
Judging from your furs, it is REALLY a big wind over there, B. Mom and I are learning. We knew the next thing would be to get all the debris out of the water so it doesn’t clog up. And there it is!!
Love and licks,
You and I are both learning. 🙂 We are twins in the experience department! Boo Berry
I’ve heard there is going to be a huge peach shortage this year :-(.
It’s just too cold everywhere.
Good to see the water coming to your farm! I know it is lots of work, you noth work so hard. Hope you get some Apricots this year too!
We won’t we frozen two nights in a row.
It always amazes me how much rubbish builds up! I wouldn’t walk on that board either! Gosh so windy …
Another terribly windy and cold day here again today. Brrrrrrr But we do have sunshine 🙂
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