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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

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Events

 

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  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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