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I knew the day I drove by my farm it was perfect, and by perfect, I meant cheap and bank owned so I had a prayer of being able to get into it! Now that was probably a mistake but you live and learn. My options were limited being young, without any credit, or anyone to help me get into a house, let alone a farm. So I took the plunge and bought my place.
My first spring here, I was so excited that I finally had a pasture to irrigate and that quickly turned into a small nightmare. The antique irrigation equipment on my large pasture was temperamental and leaky. The first week the motor on my side-roll, refused to start. I took it off and took it into a shop and had it repaired and it would run for a week and have to go back. After the second time I took it to a different shop and discovered I needed a new motor. So I ordered that and then something else broke on my mover. That was the last straw! I put all of my old irrigation equipment up for sale to switch to hand move pipe! At least it would start everyday! Being late in the season I had to wait till the next spring to order my new pipe! So year one with little grass in my big pasture, thankfully I was able to irrigate my cow pasture with flood irrigation to keep it producing grass.
My second spring I joyfully ordered my brand new irrigation pipe, which quickly turned into another nightmare! The company I ordered from kept delaying my delivery date then they installed the wrong fittings but finally at the end of summer I had irrigation pipe for my big pasture. I have never been so happy to see all the little sprouting grass.
The Third spring began with Promise. We had our irrigation pipe! We had irrigation water and soon We hoped to have grass in our big pasture. As the season went on I was so proud to see all of my grass growing and thriving with the water, till one awful morning! I looked out and my field was heading out all of the beautiful grass I was growing was fox tail. The whole pasture was nothing but foxtail and horsetail milk weed. I was disappointed to say the least but what can you do but Bloom where you are planted. I will make due with my small pasture for now and save funds to replant and rehabilitate the big pasture.