Irrigating Chinese Style

This is a typical method of irrigation of the wheat. The weather is starting to warm up so we are seeing plenty of these setups coming out. They draw water from the channels which comes from the Yellow River about twenty km away. It must come down after the snow melts from the mountains because it has risen since we were here two months ago. The tractor has about an eight inch pump mounted out front with lay flat and they just drop it in the wheat. You have to realize these guys might only own 1-2 acres so it doesn't take long about 8 hours of pumping.

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