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.