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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Yesterdays walk.

Some photos yesterdays evening walk.

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The mega pivot at work, each nozzle delivers about 15 gallons a minute. The middle of this pivot is out of sight over the curve of the hill.

I was always under the impression that centre pivot systems needed level ground to be able to work effectively. On this farm I found that is not so, this pivot covers some pretty rough ground. The pivot moves in an anti-clock wise direction, in the photo above that is to the right. From the point where the pivot is now it starts to go down hill, almost a 40 degree slope, it crosses several very big contour ridges but nothing stops this thing, it just keeps moving inexorably  on. 


A view of the pivot from the other side.


When I asked the farmer if all the wild ducks and gees that are eating his wheat bother him, he said; "no, it will soon outgrow them". Here only the heads of a pair of African shell duck show above the fast growing wheat. 


Long shadows, there are hundreds of trees on this farm.


A good night wink from the sun.

4 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Like you, I assumed those systems need level ground. I'm glad to see the trees. Farmers here are once again cutting out old hedge-rows to make bigger fields, forgetting a major cause of the dust-bowl.

Joyful said...

Beautiful.

Jo said...

Ai-jai-jai what a beautiful sight those pivots are. Did you get sprayed while taking photos? I love the line of trees! Blessings. Jo

Jo said...

Ai-jai-jai what a beautiful sight those pivots are. Did you get sprayed while taking photos? I love the line of trees! Blessings. Jo