Hot Dry Summer of 2012
Ever wonder how farmers water there crops? Maybe with irrigation equipment? Ever wonder how the farmer might water there crops if they have no irrigation equipment? Here is how.
You take a tractor, a couple of tanks, and some homemade nozzles and start spraying water.
To make the process go a little faster, we used trucks to haul the water to the field, so that the tractor could be watering while someone else was fetching the water.
This quickly became a tiresome job. We would start at about 6 pm and work till 1 am. We would average between 16,000 and 20,000 gallons of water a night.
We were only trying to water 25 acres of pumpkins.
We kept adding more trucks to haul more water. We ended up using 5 different vehicles to haul the water and the tractor with two tanks to spread the water.
Here is a math problem for you. It takes 27,154 gallons of water to get one inch of rain on one acre. We were watering 25 acres. We hauled 280,000 gallons of water. How many inches of water did we put on per acre?
It worked, because we had Pumpkins!!!