As a farmer, one of my husband’s daily activities in to make sure the sprinklers and their water wells are all running correctly. Actually, he usually does this twice a day- once in the morning and once right before the sun sets. The sprinklers are absolutely necessary, because without them all our crops would be dead in the field. We just haven’t gotten enough rain this year to support growth without irrigation.
I really enjoy checkin’ sprinklers in the evening because the temperature is typically dropped, the sun is setting, and the light is perfect for pictures. We usually take a four wheeler and zoom around the farm checking things out.
This shot really shows just how tall the corn is getting:
And that actually isn’t our best circle. We have another one with much taller corn.
From time to time, Colby has to actually go inside the corn to clean the nozzles on the sprinkler because they get clogged with dirt. I try to avoid helping on this chore because the corn is so thick that I find it suffocating… especially in the heat.
Overall it is a wonderful way to spend an evening with the man I love, helping out and taking pictures.