Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Join Together In Prayer

I love to wake up early on Sat. mornings and ride to the farm with Sam...during the summer months he is constantly checking on the water and the irrigation systems.

This morning was like no other, we got up and drove just a few miles to the big farm that is just South of town...


Here is a picture of the clouds of dust that followed us throughout the farm.....Let me tell you, IT IS DRY!




Dust and Dirt is everywhere.......




This huge irrigation reel is turning 24/6 during a weeks time....Sunday is the only day that it's not up and running.


The gun shoots the water 200 feet on each side....a total of 400 feet across.....


There have been some years, when the irrigation system is used very little during the growing season, but this is a year of DROUGHT!



It is a huge and very tiring job to move all of the irrigation system from field to field, but it all has to be watered.....



And.....it pays off in the end!



Take a look at what was just above us......Looks like a huge rain cloud.....not one drop of rain fell at the farm.




I posted this picture of the lake yesterday.
Just wanted to show you how (LOW) the lake is....It's about 5 feet lower than it usually is....those are dead tree stumps in the lake which are normally under water...

There are a lot of farmers losing crops due the drought, not only here in Texas, but in neighboring states as well.....

I believe in prayer and I believe in the power of prayer....so let's all join together in prayer for rain to fall upon the regions that are in such desperate need....

Hope you have a safe, wonderful weekend....

Stay Cool.....

Shug ~




7 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Joining you in praying for rain where it is need so desperately.

laurie said...

amazing photos,, I'm so sorry for the dry spell hopefully rain will come soon,

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I keep hearing about the horrible drought you all are having.. That's too bad. I'm sorry for farmers. What are you growing in those fields??????

I'll pray for rain for you --and for us (since we could use a little also).
Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

Oh my goodness!! We are having a bad heat wave here, temps over 100 and heat index of 120, maybe I told you this already, I can't remember now! Maybe the heat has addled my brain!! So you and your husband own and run a tree farm?? I knew he tended to lots of trees, but nothing specific...the dust cloud behind the truck, I thought it was fog at first!! What fascinating pictures of the water shooting out, this is a process I don't know much about and it's fun to learn!!

Karin said...

In our travels I've seen these irrigation systems and always wonder how they are moved to cover all the ground, and how hard it is to move them! Yikes! You have some amazing photos here! May the Lord rain His blessings upon - literally!

Barb said...

Hi Shug!

I will be praying for rain too - we will be in a very sad state if rain does not fall from the heavens . . . and soon!

Your photos are amazing!

Hugs,
Barb

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Well, that is one thing I haven't prayed for. Consider it added to the list! What a horrible summer we are having. Thank you for sharing your photos!

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