So a couple of days later I bit the bullet and went ahead and paid $152.00 for a 12 foot section of shiny new corrugated galvanized pipe which I promptly buried beneath a pile of clay soil!
The next couple of day saw my back getting made sore by digging out, cleaning and building up the head gates. The one below is the second split which will head off to our South neighbors. The right side head gate leads out into our back field.
And this is the main head gate coming in from the main ditch. The concrete pipe leads out into our property and just on the right you can see the new steel pipe going up to our North neighbor.
I was lucky to be able to get the last head gate built just in time for the water to be turned down the ditch.
So like I said, I feel like I don't see a lot coming along, but really there's been quite a lot. Water is here, spring is upon us, and although I STILL don's have anything but fruit trees in the ground, we will get there eventually.
More to come.
Best to you all.