Dusty by golftragic

Dusty

Leroy using smudge bar, a machine for levelling already lasered ground. Apologies for the current editing, very limited by what I have on my rarely used small laptop.
Great shot of all that sand and dust flying. Lovely detail on the tractor
April 11th, 2019  
Thanks Diana, just wish it would rain.
April 11th, 2019  
So very, very dry. Must be incredibly hard on the farmers and their families trying to eek out a living off this parched land.
April 11th, 2019  
Wow it does look dry.
April 11th, 2019  
That's an image which really conveys the effects of global warming!
April 11th, 2019  
I cannot imagine how he can get anything to grow on such dry land! I hope and pray your drought ends soon!
April 11th, 2019  
That’s a lot of dust....
April 11th, 2019  
Nice environment photo
April 11th, 2019  
@dide Yes it is Dianne, it's broad acre agriculture, need lots of land and a bit of irrigation water plus a lot of technology and big equipment.
April 11th, 2019  
@onewing Less than 25mm this year!
April 11th, 2019  
@robz Absolutely spot on Rob. Another coal-mine anyone??? The pollies must all think we're stupid.
April 11th, 2019  
@pamknowler Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, very small proportion of good arable land in the southeast, southwest and a few other places, lots of good grazing country though. Experienced though they are, many farmers and graziers are doing it very, very hard currently in a prolonged drought.
April 11th, 2019  
Very moving shot.
April 11th, 2019  
@golftragic and the fanatical vegans are protesting!
April 11th, 2019  
This is surely very dry. Make a nice photo though.
April 11th, 2019  
No crops will be planted in this field yet!!!
April 11th, 2019  
@yaorenliu thanks Yao.
April 11th, 2019  
@gilbertwood Very soon I think.
April 11th, 2019  
@annied I wonder if they have any idea of how much water veggies need? There was a bumper sticker around a few years back that said, 'don't complain about farmers with your mouth full'.
April 11th, 2019  
This photo is a keeper for the history books.
April 11th, 2019  
So dry and dusty, I hope they get some rain soon. As regards the fanatical vegans - I wonder what they expect to happen to all of the animals that are now being farmed if we all suddenly stopped eating meat!
April 11th, 2019  
What a great image - definitely tells your story- hope you get rain soon
April 11th, 2019  
Great telling of the story
April 12th, 2019  
This is really something to see- reminds me of pictures I've seen from our country's history in the 1930's. During that time the Mid-West became known as "The Dust Bowl". It was a combo of over-farming and lack of rain that caused it if memory serves me correctly. I'm glad there's a way for your son to farm this even with the drought conditions. The farmer's must be very creative in their techniques I suppose.
April 13th, 2019  
@ethelperry I/we wish.
April 13th, 2019  
@merrelyn Thanks Merrelyn. I have neither time nor sympathy for fanatics of any sort. As for vegans, life is too short to fuss with one's food.
April 13th, 2019  
@samae Thank you very much Sarah.
April 13th, 2019  
@jgpittenger Thanks Jane.
April 13th, 2019  
@olivetreeann Yes, I'm familiar with at least the general history of the dust bowl of the 1930s and have seen some heart-wrenching contemporary images. Mother Nature can be very cruel at times, but we mere mortals need to take heed. My son works very hard and puts in a great deal of time and money. He's also very highly educated and experienced in farming dryland areas, something which helps significantly.
April 13th, 2019  
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