Irrigation equipment

25 May

We irrigate our alfalfa with side-roll irrigation equipment. This allows us to grow alfalfa on a mesa with deep rich volcanic soil. Alas, equipment needs repair and new parts from time to time. My sidekick Siobhan and I made a trip to Vernal, Utah–a center for intensive irrigation–to buy replacement parts for our vintage system. We know Jerry Palen, and he calls me a true Flo–his cartoon wife who goes to buy parts without much information or knowledge. That was indeed my situation, but with the help of a very intuitive and competent salesperson, I managed to come home with the right stuff.

irrigation equipment replacement parts on the flatbed trailer

irrigation equipment replacement parts on the flatbed trailer


Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Events



2 responses to “Irrigation equipment

  1. muriel

    May 25, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    Now I need pictures of the alfalfa field! That way I get better conception of the operation and irrigation. I am a farm girl in a Mediterranean climate. Our growing season is 365 days a year. But I am fascinated by the western high altitude range life and how it is accomplished,

    • Ladder Ranch

      June 12, 2014 at 10:19 PM

      Now you can see the sprinklers at work. Luckily, we’ve had rain too.


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