Eastern Colorado Prepares for Autumn

I, Zeb the Duck, and Soapy Smith Duck, went to eastern Colorado recently.   Please welcome our newest member of the Duck family.

Pumpkin Duck joins the Duck family

Pumpkin Duck joins the Duck family

Pumpkin Duck was recently hatched.

We love the mountains in the west, but the east has farms.   We found these bales of hay near the road.

Ducks on hay

Ducks on hay

The bales are scattered in the field with wind turbines in the background. The eastern plains of Colorado are often windy, so wind turbines are a common sight.

A little further down the road we saw these machines.   Mom is not sure what they are doing, but the green machine works in the field.

Working on the farm

Working on the farm

The green machine keeps something from the field and empties it into these trucks.

Pouring stuff into truck

Pouring stuff into truck

Farming requires a lot of hard work.

Ready to begin work

Ready to begin work

Here there were several men nearby getting ready to start work early one morning.

Many crops are already harvested.   Now the hay is being prepared for winter.  Some bales are stacked in the fields.

For winter

For winter

Some are stacked in a shelter.

Stored under shelter

Stored under shelter

Farms often have animals in addition to crops.

Love the cows

Love the cows

These cows are happily grazing.

Irrigation system

Irrigation system

Eastern Colorado does not usually receive enough rain, so irrigation is necessary for crops to thrive.

This farmer might be a Denver Broncos football team fan.

Colorado loves the Denver Broncos

Colorado loves the Denver Broncos

Love the orange and blue!  Viewing acres of cared for farmland is beautiful.

Eastern Colorado farm

Eastern Colorado farm

But, we ducks love the cows the most.

Love this cow

Love this cow

When we see farms, we appreciate the hard work done here to bring food to all of us.

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