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01 June 2010 @ 07:45 am
Black and Whites in Life 22  
 Black and Whites in Life
Week 22 – Hay Field Under Irrigation (or another scenic view of The Gunnison Country)

 As I mentioned most irrigation ditches in the valley were on last week, Jazz and Prowl suggested a picture at an irrigated field. Irrigation was started in this field two days before the picture was taken. For most fields it takes about 10 to 14 days from when the field is first flooded for the grass to have grown tall enough to hide the water and just look green. For most fields the water will stay on until mid to late July. At that time the ditches are turned off and the fields given a chance to dry before the haying equipment is put to work.

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mmouse: Columbinemmouse15 on June 1st, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, trying to cut wet hay is a major pain, and I HATE digging the baler out when it gets stuck in the mud.

I do love how gorgeous a hay field looks when it's greening up. Hay fields are always so pretty...but yours has wonderful scenery surrounding it, too!

The guys look like they're thinking about going for a swim, BTW.
cmdrtekkcmdrtekk on June 2nd, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
On top of worrying if the field is dry enough, you have to remember where all the "holes" are, cause they vanish in the tall hay prior to cutting and it sucks (sometimes literally) to drive into one.

I did shoot a pic with them at ground level, putting them in even better potion for the swim ( a huge pool had formed just behind the spot I chose. However a colony of red ants was set up in the same location, and while Jazz and Prowl had no trouble with that, I wasn't gonna lay down in that spot for the shot. To me the pic feels a tad awkward with the angle so I went with this one instead.

As always, thanks for looking. :)