Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Bird's Eye View

Joseph's brother, Nathan, arrived this morning via a 1958 Cessna flown by an aqauintance. The pilot gave two more flights to Joseph and his brothers. Eve, Marie and a cousin also got to ride and get a bird's eye view of the farm, mountains, and valley.
Here's the Cessna.
The plane took off from and landed right on the road in front of our house. The following are pictures Joseph took from the air.
This is pivot 8. It has windrows of hay that are ready to be baled. That's why you see a lot of circles.
Shops and Equipment
View of pivots 6 and 8, on the same section as our shops.

3 comments:

athena said...

i always enjoy looking at your farm pics too.

Calandria said...

I had always wondered why the fields were circular in the west. When we flew out to visit my grandparents in New Mexico we always flew over those many fields that reminded me of quarters! I suppose it must be easier to run the equipment in a circle, right?

Montserrat said...

That and the pivots water in a circle. If you see a circular field from the air it is watered by pivots, or basically motorized sprinklers that 'pivot' around the central point where the motor is. Think of the old pencil and compass you had to use in school to measure and draw circles where the point stayed in the center and the pencil pivoted around it.