Farming is not easy, not pretty, not wildly profitable. And I had no prior experience; then, why did I even get into it? I believe I felt a connection. Plus the challenge excited me - To be a successful farmer nowadays, one has to be equal parts entrepreneur and agronomist. As I dug into it, I also found farming to be fulfilling. That's how I branched into agriculture, as the Sanskrit aphorism "Vriksho Rakshati Rakshitaha" (Trees, when protected, protect you) took on a new meaning for me.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Blowout! Not in a good way..
An update from Lane: This meter box exploded seconds after starting the pump. We train our men to stand to the side of panels and electrical boxes when starting and stopping for just this reason. The explosion startled the heck out of Javier but he was unhurt. Note the hole that was blown through the panel next to the meter. The inside was completely incinerated. We could not determine the cause of the fire. Our vendor, Central Valley Pump, with cooperation from Turlock Irrigation District (our power company), got us pumping again in only 28 hours.