Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sounds and sights of farming

This week I was reminded again of why I love to be a farmer in Nebraska. We started irrigation season and the first week is a lesson is patience and remaining calm. While I want to get every well running the first day, there seems to always be problems here or there that delay the process.

After we get started we have to change our sets twice a day, ideally 12 hours apart. For me that means starting mornings at 6:00-6:30 and finishing the day around 6:00-7:00.

I love the morning sets the best. It is cool and the wildlife is still out and about. Everyday I get to see
deer, turkeys, pheasant, quail, meadowlarks, doves, bunnies, etc. running and playing. while walking along the pipelines I can hear the various birdsongs, the creak of branches and even the far off train horns going through crossings several miles away. It is a very peaceful relaxing time.

I love being a farmer.

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