April 16, 2009

Where's the Water?

All my free time lately has been taken up with an ongoing irrigation project.

Irrigation makes the difference between dryland sage and pasture grass around here. We had gated flood irrigation in previous years, but the new pressurized sprinkler system is supposed to be more efficient. Here's the pump house site, which so far only has a foundation and a big pile of dirt around it.

We were supposed to be finished and ready to go in a week, but due to parts arriving late, we're now in week three. My fingers are crossed that the work will be done soon. Very soon.

At least the grass that hasn't been dug up looks green, and the sky is always pretty.
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28 comments:

  1. Nice post, sorry it's taking so long to get finished - seems those delays always happen. Lovely skies.

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  2. Utah is indeed so beautiful. Thanks for showing it to us.

    Let us know the progress of your project.

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  3. I'm impressed: water management and big equipment. But hard work and lots of planning too, not to mention money.

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  4. Good luck getting the project done soon! The pasture is looking pretty.

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  5. The sky IS pretty. I don't envy your project!

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  6. Good luck with your irrigation project. Your pictures really show the beauty of your land and sky.

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  7. Irrigation water is so great. Hope you get yours together soon.

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  8. Great photographs of your beautiful skies. Hope everything comes together soon. Thank you for sharing your part of the world with us and have a beautiful weekend.
    Smiles

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  9. Wow! Beautiful clouds in all these photos! Hope that your irrigation issue is resolved soon. The horses need their pasture! :o)

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  10. Pretty nice working environment, i'd say.

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  11. I believe I've said this before...your skies go on forever! It looks like you have quite a spread at your place. I bet the sprinkler system will work wonderful. Hopefully, it is done soon.

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  12. While I love the looks of dryland sage, my hope for you is green pastures.

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  13. Good luck getting that irrigation going soon. Pojects always seem to take longer than you expect.

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  14. Good luck with the project. Great clear skies to be working under though.

    Sharon

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  15. Great photos for SWF. Very pretty skies. Hope they get that project done soon for you, must be very frustrating.

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  16. Hope it gets finished soon...sounds like one of those things that drag on. Everything looks very fresh and verdant though. :)

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  17. Janie thank you for a glimpse of your real world and the sky above is co-operating allowing those trucks to dig dry earth!

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  18. looks like a lot of work. Love the area

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  19. beautiful sky! gorgeous day to work outside. Thanks Janie for visiting mine and leaving a very encouraging comments.

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  20. Love the sky in that first photo, quite dramatic!

    Good luck with your water project, I hope for your sake it is completed soon. :)

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  21. Sounds like a lot of work!! Very pretty pictures, though.

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  22. beautiful skies there...
    hopefully the project will proceed more quickly once all the parts are there:)
    have a most lovely weekend.

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  23. Good on ya, for switching to a more efficient sprinkler irrigation system. Water is a precious, precious commodity here in the arid west.

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  24. Good luck getting that done soon. Nice that you have good weather to do the work in. Those skies are a delight!

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  25. Although I have never been to Utah, the riding, beautiful scenery et. all certainly make it look appealing. Maybe on our next visit to see the grandchildren in Colorado I'll find time to head a little further west...

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  26. I could only wish for non saline groundwater! Nice shots.

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