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Canmore, here's your pipe.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cricket, May 24, 2006.

  1. Cricket

    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    By request. I titled each picture so I wouldn't have to write a love letter. :D There are 15 or 20 so I'll post a couple times.
     
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    More pics
     
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    Last bunch.
     
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    WOW, look at all the open land, i bet it is very awsomely quiet out there:crazy:

    I would love that
     
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    Cool pics, Jiminy. That there is a lot of pipe. I don't envy you one bit....:doah:

    It's cool to see the area finally. It's a little different than I pictured. It's lovely country, and kind of reminds me of the foothills in my neck of the woods.

    I have one question, though- Why did you hire that wimpy-looking old man to do your shovel work for you?














    :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  7. Cricket

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    Yeah, those sections are a lot bigger than they look. Lay out a half mile of it and you'll have an interesting day.

    High desert plains

    Well he's easy to care for, just feed him mustard and biscuits.....MmmHmm. And yes, it's very quiet in the field unless I'm burying someone. :whistle:
     
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    Nice. How much land do you have? My grandparents had 40 acres that I spend every weekend on growing up. I really wish my children could sped some time on a farm. They think that plastic is the natural covering for food.:rolleyes:
     
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    Dang Jiminy, how long did all that take?



    Yeah, that's where we are on the Front Range. East of us it's all plains and rolling hills till you get to the great plains in Kansas/Oklahoma. West is the Divide, behind those mountains you see. Heres's the divide...

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    In the red circle...

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    That mountain up close.... 14,255 ft. (4,345 Meters)

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    Care to elaborate on the pipeline things? :dunno: You lost me when I opened up this thread and started looking at the pics of them.
     
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    Looks like irrigation. The mountain view is beautiful.
     
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    He's flood irrigating grass hay with gated pipe.

    I don't know if it's still true, but at one time I know Colorado had the most extensive irrigation network in the world. You wouldn't believe the politics involved with water rights around here. I know James is experiencing that a little. I keep think I need to encourage my kids to be lawyers specializing in water rights; it may be the most boring job in the world but a person could make a lot of money.
     
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    It's surface irrigation through gated pipes. Basically pipes with rectangle cut-outs fit with little sliding seals. The sections are 30 feet long and can run from 6 to 12" in diameter, the sections in the pictures are 10 & 12". You hook into a water delivery system out of a ditch or underground network and lay your pipe out based on the topography of the land. This particular spread is a pita because of varying soil and terrain. You schedule irrigation with a ditch company representative based on shares of water you own.

    It's about 100 acres but it isn't mine. I took the job on to pay for my fuel injection and lockers, that way I don't dip into our standard budget. I usually pick up extra work to pay for my toys, so it's slush money. The people that own it are extremely wealthy & own quite a bit of land in this vicinity. While I'm working the property they are off on a bike trip of Italy. :D
     

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