Saturday, August 15, 2009

August 15


Some of the farmers around here have some pretty impressive irrigation systems. I guess they have to be big to water a whole field, but I was still surprised by the size of it when I passed near it.

10 comments:

Dot O said...

I've seen these things when driving on the back roads past farms in Southern New Jersey too.

Hope your summer is going well, Mari. I have fallen behind a bit.....

bentonflocke said...

Never seen such a big system - great!! My younger son would enjoy it!

Iona said...

Those contraptions can be huge! But it is still better than ditch irrigation where one has to go out and switch pipe around once ever so many hours. The only problem with this type of irrigation is that it is on wheels and goes in a circle. Therefore, the corners of the field suffer from not enough water. Good shot.

Carin, priceless child of God said...

We have one of those in our "backyard"... it is kind of cool when they turn it on & over night it moves from one area of the field to the other... it is a comforting sound to me... maybe because my hubby is in the agriculture business... that is the sound of good crops which = money!
be blessed

sara said...

We saw these a lot when I lived in IN. I loved how they would shoot water off the end like a sprinkler.

Susan said...

A very necessary piece of equipment today I'm sure. We've seen lots of those in our travels.
Susan

Kari said...

I love the photo. Isn't is great what technology can also do.
That is a big piece of equipment.

LuAnn said...

I saw those in MI last weekend!

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Cherdecor said...

They always remind me of dinosaurs.