Friday, August 22, 2014

Again with the Flooding

The calm before the storm

Ridiculous. I have no idea how Jade got home last night, as he was hauling up in the western part of the state when the really heavy rains hit.

It began raining night before last. It is raining now. It rained most of the time in between. There were horrible thunderstorms, wind, and lashings of rain, some of the hardest we have seen all summer.

All the roads were closed in front of the farm when we went to bed last night. Mud slide across the river. State of emergency for the whole county. Don't know if the report is true, but I saw on FB that someone was struck by the lightning.

I know I took the cows up the lane a lot faster than I normally do. Metal gates. Metal umbrella. Metal fence wires. Tall trees all around. Normally I meander a bit listening for good birds and staring up at the branches. Not last night.

It was nasty. It has been nasty all year. Our hay supplier from when we had the cows called to chat last night and said he was down 500 bales this year....500 big round bales that is. If we still had the cows, he would not have been able to supply us!

California, and anyone else who has come up short, come get your rain. It has outstayed its welcome.


Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

I'll take some, dry as a bone here and short on hay for that reason too :(

jan said...

I'll bring containers.

Cathy said...

Our sump pump has been busier this summer . . but I don't think we've had anything like your rain.
What a year.
And yes. Get inside when things are rumbling and flickering. It might be a fast way to go . .. but you've got people who need you.

Terry and Linda said...

It's raining and raining and raining here. I'm tired of it. I wish it would head over to Jan!


threecollie said...

Nita, oh, how I wish we could share. I have a five'gallon pail that was sitting out in the yard during the storms...nearly half full!

Jan, we need a hose or something!

Cathy, it is nuts. See above about the bucket!

Linda, ditto, so soggy. Same here!