Monday, July 2, 2012

Pivot

Pivot, Pivot, PIVAT...

Whenever I say or think of the word Pivot I am reminded of one of the funniest scenes from one of my favorite T.V. shows..... yes...F~R~I~E~N~D~S.


Ha ha!!  You think?!?!?


When my husband and I first started dating he asked me if I wanted to help move sprinkler pipe.  Me being head over hills for him I agreed to get up at the crack of dawn to help him CARRY sprinkler across his 100 acre hayfield.  My hubs started doing this a couple years before we got married and we continued to do it for several more years.  We would often recruit all the help we could get which turned into great family times because it was my father in law and two younger sister in laws that got wrangled into helping.  It was A LOT of hard work, but my hubs wanted to get his farm certified as irrigated so it had to be done!  

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After we tore the hay up and planted row crops we only had to lay out gated irrigation pipe ONE time a year.  I still hated laying out pipe, but I loved seeing awesome yields on our crops so I "tried" not to complain when it came time to irrigate.

Fast forward 17 years from the first day I went and helped move sprinkler pipe and this is how we irrigate now.


Yes, it's a PIVOT, PIVOT, PIVAAAT {you have to say it like Ross from Friends ha!}

My hub's uncle purchased a new pivot and we were able to purchase his used pivot.  This spring we got it up and running.  It is such a beautiful sight to see the pivot shoot out the water and creep across one of our fields saturating the soil and plants.



Getting the pivot up and running has really made me reflect back in time.  All the hard work we put into irrigating all those years ago and now we are finally reaping the rewards of that work.  This is one of the goals we have hoped and prayed about for our farm and look HERE IT IS!!!  It has not been only my hubs and I putting our heart and soul into our farm operation, but many of our loved ones have as well.  They are just as excited about it as we are.  My dad, and electrician, shed a lot of sweat helping us get it up and running and we are so very thankful for his help. {Thanks Dad, Love you!}.

My hubs admiring the site of water on the field.
My favorite farming quote is "Farming is more than a job, it's a way of life".  Ahhh yes, this IS the life and I wouldn't change it for the world!!  I feel extremely BLESSED!!!   

{{{HUGS}}}

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! One of the things we've noticed about all of the farmers out here . . . they LOVE what they do and they have amazing, supportive wives! Several of them have children that love the business, too!!! Yay!!! Congrats on 17 years of farming!

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