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The Shape of Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2017 in Farming

 

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Sprinklers

Sprinklers on the Mesa

Sprinklers on the Mesa

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2015 in Events

 

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Battle Creek structures

rock structure in Battle Creek

rock structure in Battle Creek

We have worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife program to improve the habitat for fish in Battle Creek. The structures, which are engineered to guide the flow of the creek through high water and low, and to prevent erosion. The structures also help with our flood irrigation system which also provides habitat for birds and other wildlife.

waterfall

waterfall

Confluence of Battle Creek and the Little Snake River

Confluence of Battle Creek and the Little Snake River

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2015 in Nature and Wildlife

 

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Irrigation equipment

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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