Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Waiting on Water


My friend Linda, in Colorado, has an interesting post about waiting on water out in her area. There they rely on irrigation to provide moisture for their crops.

Here we are also waiting on water, but we are waiting for it to go away so we can get going. There are fences to build and muck from winter to clean up and land that is waiting for the plow and disks. At the rate it is raining I guess it will be waiting a while. It was almost dry enough to work before the weekend, but then the monsoons set in.

Anyhow, it sure is wet, and I am glad that it isn't snow. You do appreciate your boots in this weather.

5 comments:

DayPhoto said...

Man, that is a lot of water. Our areas are so different, you have plenty of water and we have to beg to get water. If there weren't any reserviors there wouldn't be any towns or farms or ranches in our part of the world.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

lisa said...

I drove all the way down here to see the hubby and it rained the whole time, with all the traffic it was a pain! We are supposed to get rain most of the week. I am with you, sure is better than snow.

Linda said...

We're first waiting for the snow to turn into water and then for the water to get into the soil so we can have mud:(

Cathy said...

Something about water where you don't want it that is disturbing. On the other hand, I remember in the 70's running a fan water sprinkler against the side of our Colorado home at night in order to simulate rain. I know, I know - that was pretty wasteful.

But I sure sympathize with folks living in areas that have to worry about the water supply.

threecollie said...

Linda, we had a nice spring last year, after a string of cold wet ones...looks like we are back in that cycle. Wishing for green grass

Lisa, you be careful out on those crazy roads down there! And take care

Linda, still some snow around here, but nothing like there. Hope you get some good weather for calving.

Cathy, oh, I do too. We have seen drought here, just a few years ago. Many farmers were hauling water in tanks on trucks for hundreds of cows and corn withered in the fields. We weathered that one pretty well because we have village water (expensive but always there) and a very wet farm. Unfortunately in wet years....that wet farm isn't much of an asset.