The Power behind the Pivot.
Pictured, is Chandler Ritchie, starting the Turbo Diesel Engine which powers the well pump, along with the generator that provides power to the electric motors on each set of wheels which engage to move the pivot.
It's incredible to be an outsider looking in and see the evolution of science technology as the pivots can be controlled remotely to maximize efficiency.
Nonetheless, regardless of the many technological advancements, the machine still needs the farmer. A farmer breaks a leg and he continues to work on crutches, a machine malfunctions and shuts down...it cannot improvise, it cannot overcome...it quits.
Science and Technology has produced a new breed of farmer, one more knowledgable and capable than ever. The world is changing, and they are evolving along with it, if not a step ahead. They may have bigger tractors to help with the work, but where there's bigger tractors there's more work to be done, and where there's more work to be done...there are not more hours in the day. There is no technology to create more time...making it an invaluable entity...yet they sacrifice that more than anything.
I'm more than proud to call a few of them Family. In fact, Chandler is my Nephew, and I've watched him grow into an incredible young man...mostly due to the family values and work ethic learned from life on the farm. You couldn't find a prouder Uncle.
Thank you, for what you do.
Chandler (pictured above) is, in fact, my Nephew, and I've watched him grow from an infant in my arms into an incredible young man...mostly due to the family values and work ethic learned from life on the farm. He may be one of the most capable 17yr old young men I've ever encountered.
You couldn't find a prouder Uncle.