Monday, May 17, 2010

Geometry I already mentioned in the hopyard






A good view of how the angled poles with their guy wires hold up the hopyard.

I already told the story of my friend who nipped the corner wire with the tractor and the whole yard fell.












The same principle applies to the end posts of a row in the vineyard. That triangle of post, wire, and ground on each end of a row keeps the support wire tight and the posts in between vertical and stable. The row can be incredibly long--quarter mile? half mile? and as long as those end posts are secure in the triangle, the row is stable.

Did you realize there was that much geometry in agriculture?

5 comments:

®osadimaggio63 said...

Hi Katney,
il mondo stesso è una forma geometrica...
interessanti queste foto...
Buona giornata :-)

Lew said...

Even something flexible can give strong support, if one knows geometry! I have more curves for my geometry.

Martha Z said...

I love the lines you captured. A wonderful shot to demonstrate the stability of the triangle.

Paulie said...

Good observation!

dot said...

I really like both of those. Neat shots!