Our little "farm" has plenty of projects to keep us busy. Ryan really, REALLY wanted to get irrigation water to our property this year. Where we live, pretty much everyone pays a fee for their water rights every year, whether or not you actually have access to the water. At our last house (which was in town), we paid $72-$85 (inflation got us during those 5 years) every year for water we didn't and couldn't use. But here at this house, the water box was at the end of our driveway, and by golly, we were going to use that water we pay for.
To use the water, we (ok, mostly Ryan) had to dig trenches for water pipes, and pipes for electrical wire. Ryan originally thought he could dig them.... But then he realized the month of all weeknights and weekends it would take was worth a trencher rental.
We glued pipe, and glued pipe, and glued more pipe.
Finally, the sprinkler heads were attached.
Water! (If you look closely, on the left there is water squirting from the orange sprinkler head.) Ryan was stoked. It took about a month to finish.
Since that picture was taken, all of the trenches have been filled in, and half of the field has been mowed and roto-tilled. We now have sweet corn and pumpkins planted out there. I really need to take pictures of our enormous garden.
Speaking of which, here's some of our other plant life: