Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Fields I Love

I know this is rather daffy, but I have certain fields on our farm that I just, well, LOVE!  I enjoy the slope of the land, the color of the soil, how the water flows so rapidly without help…unlike the 1/2 mile field which is always lots and lots of work.

Dust-Devil

We are in one of those fields right now….complete with a dust devil.

FF3

It is middle’n in size, I call it the Middle Field.  (it’s a 1/2 mile also, but different) Terry doesn’t like it because it has lots of short rows, (hard for turning the tractor and equipment around in) places where there is gravel, (the water wants to sink instead of flow) and a shallow place he can never get level.

I don’t work with the land/soil like Terry…I work with Terry and the water.

Helping-Dad

Still there is just something about this field, maybe you can see it with me.  Part of the enjoyment is the water is always heading west.  Why that appeals I can’t tell you, but it does.

Picking-up-tubes

The other hay field has the same layout but not the same feel to it.

Ah, well, I can’t explain why I like this field so much, I just do.

Black-Canyon-1

The setting sun was just perfect to show up the Black Canyon of the Gunnison…I hope you can see the canyon.

Balck-Canyon

This was the route the early settlers took coming in to settle Delta…. they started in Gunnison and then drove their teams and wagons along the rim of the Black Canyon arriving in Peach Valley then across the waste land to the the fertile valley by the Gunnison River, now called Delta.  (Not as easy as it sounds, but that is for another day.)

I must be off, Dear Friends, as I need to make a run to the gas station for gas for the 530 John Deere…this little darling of a tractor doesn’t use diesel fuel.

Your Friend,

Linda

Hanging-with-Mom

(And of course, Fuzzy and Boomer)

 

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10 thoughts on “Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Fields I Love

  1. just love fuzzy and boomer helping! and i really like your connection to the land – even if one field is your favorite. :) the 2nd shot is beautiful!

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  2. You are oh so busy and sometimes you just have to like something because you do!

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  3. I had never thought about it but I can see why you might have a strong connection–love for the land.

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  4. When Jeff was working on a farm, I did have a favorite field. It was situated off to the edge of the farm and so peaceful. There was a big old cottonwood standing at its edge.

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  5. A favorite field? I never thought of that. I guess with water that some fields are easier to manage.

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  6. We just love Colorado. I have always been interested in the watering systems you have where you live. We often visit Colorado but never have understood the tubes in the water ditch and how they work. Thank you for such interesting stories and beautiful pictures. We drove past the Black Canyon once. I am wishing now that we would have driven through it. I bet it is beautiful!

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