Boys' toys by golftragic

Boys' toys

Leroy has a tiny amount of irrigation water available this year so is using it very very carefully. The soil is so dry the check-banks crack easily and allow precious water to escape. He's filling in one of the breaks.
a great shot of man at work. Seems to be quite a job!
April 10th, 2019  
Precious stuff that water. A great rural image.
April 10th, 2019  
This tells such a story - I really like it.
April 10th, 2019  
@ludwigsdiana It is, but manageable with the right equipment. He’s wearing out the 50Km of road between home and the farm trying to keep up
April 10th, 2019  
@dide Very precious, and only going to get more so. Thanks for understanding.
April 10th, 2019  
@robz Thanks Rob, he’s so busy he has to make an appointment to talk to himself.
April 10th, 2019  
He has to be so careful :)
April 10th, 2019  
I guess he would also lose a lot to evaporation.
April 10th, 2019  
What a hard profession. What does he grow?
April 10th, 2019  
Great image - sounds like extremely difficult and important job
April 10th, 2019  
When I know what he is doing, it hurts.
April 10th, 2019  
very clear image, nice composition too
April 10th, 2019  
Great shot
April 11th, 2019  
My grandsons would be very excited to see this! Hope all remains well with his water project.
April 11th, 2019  
Love your title! So perfect for the scene -- but also such a strong composition with the clear sharp lines and tones.
April 11th, 2019  
@gilbertwood And don’t I know it! Fortunately, he is - mostly.
April 11th, 2019  
@merrelyn Not much, it’s all finely calculated to so the water slowly moves through each bay in succession. No great pools to evaporate, not like 40 or so years ago.
April 11th, 2019  
@merrelyn Water is very expensive now.
April 11th, 2019  
@jgpittenger A variety of crops including barley, wheat, canola, pasture of various kinds and the big one, rice when there’s adequate water. Only one or two rice crops in this whole region this year, very sad.
April 11th, 2019  
It must be such a lot of hard work for him.
April 11th, 2019  
My goodness Marnie what a hard life! So interesting!
April 11th, 2019  
@onewing It certainly is Babs. Just as well he's got significant off-farm interests too.
April 11th, 2019  
@pamknowler It sure is Pam, he's invested huge amounts of money in technology, solar and other high-tech stuff as well as top-class equipment. Leroy is highly educated and has several other, off-farm interests too, including a directorship and several international consultancies,
April 11th, 2019  
@golftragic you must be so proud of his achievements!
April 11th, 2019  
@pamknowler Yep, sure am!! He works very, very hard at whatever he takes on, and always has.
April 11th, 2019  
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