Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tractor Jockey

studio, 9" x 10", oil, 'Let's Get To It!'

Have you ever plowed a huge field? I have! This is a picture of my first field to plow, disc, level and plant all by myself (and with a little help from my friends). The ground has to be not too wet or not too dry for the plow shears to cut the sod like a butter knife. The turned over earth glistens in the sunlight. It isn't rocket science, just plain old common sense and direction. 

Along with getting the ground ready for seeds to grow, plans need to be made for irrigation. Every year, on or about, the third Wednesday of February, the Pleasant Creek Irrigation Company's annual meeting is held at the City Hall on Main Street in Mount Pleasant, Utah. Share holders come with great anticipation of the new year and hopes for good even steady water for a bounteous harvest. We don't have any reservoirs to hold the spring run off so what snow pack is in the mountains represents our irrigation. If the spring and early summer temperatures are too warm, the snow will melt fast and be gone before the crops become established and flourish with adequate water.

The Pleasant Creek Irrigation Company Board 2010-2014

Angie Parish, Secretary; Mark Jorgensen, President; Bud Gallop, Board Member; and Keith Ranck, Board Member. Not pictured Board Members are Dave Brothersen and myself, Carol Johansen
Stock holders come to hear last year's minutes, 
reports, business items and discuss concerns.

Are you looking forward to spring 2013 too? 

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