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Monday, November 4, 2013

Two Kinds Of Rain

John used to be a big peanut farmer besides raising cattle. My header is showing two kinds of rain on the peanut field. See the cloud threatening and most of you probably know the other is an irrigation system to water the peanuts when it doesn't rain and down here more often then not it doesn't. You can't tell in the picture but the system is very long and makes a circle on the field watering every so many minutes or however it is set. There is a pivot and motor in the middle of the field that makes it move on the wheels. So much improved as to when he first started farming and the pipe to water was on the ground and had to be moved by several people several times a day. Feet in water and mud and heavy pipe to lift and move forward. John is glad he is retired from that. There used to be lots of peanuts grown around here but not as many now. Thought of this as John has been threatening to go to one of the peanut companies here to buy some peanuts to eat. Quite a switch to buy them when he used to have plenty of his own.

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you had peanuts there; we had cotton here. both major crops gone now.

TARYTERRE said...

It must be hard getting used to not having peanuts around.

Kath said...

Thats a very interesting post Paula.Yes things were much harder back then,Still I call them The Good Old days LOL!!.Love the picture of your turtles, it's the first time I have seen them.Have a good pm and evening love.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Chatty Crone said...

Andy and I were just talking about the plight of the farmer - it's a sad situation.

Lori said...

No peanut farms in Kentucky where I'm from, but I had an aunt by marriage who would plant a few rows of peanuts in her garden every year, and they almost always produced. My mother said she never figured out how she did it.

jack69 said...

Funny how we look at life. When I was little I thought all the peanuts in the world came from Georgia. hahaha

I do love peanuts.

Lynne Islynne said...

Same thing in Maryland. Farmers grew tobacco, corn and soy beans. The farms are disappearing and being replaced by small subdivision housing that no one can afford and end up foreclosing. It is sad.