Today was irrigation day here at the Farm. By most standards, this particular irrigation day was quite the adventure.
I woke up at my normal farm-awakening time of 5:30 to feed the dog and the chicken. and did my usual morning routine of chores, reading, putzing, walking, and cleaning. Around 9, I was hungry, but was concerned about my pre-irrigation chores, which included cleaning up the dog poop, setting up chicken water, opening the ports, cleaning out the canals, but thought, eh, I have enough time for breakfast. Irrigation was scheduled at 11:10, but can start up to an hour early. So, I ate breakfast, then wandered out to the canal at 9:15.
Just as I was checking out the canal across the street, to see how many pine needles I need to clear out, when the neighbor came up to me. Hey, I'm going to release it in a few minutes, I'll help you clean out the canal.