Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Rain, Rain and More Rain


We had a whopper thunderstorm this morning and got two inches of rain in short shrift. 

Lilly stayed out all night long... I thought I heard her at 1 asking to come in (she scrapes the door)... and when I went to the door, I didn't see her on the deck.  At 4, there was a definite scrape under my window for her to come in.  She hates storms.  I saw lightening in the distance at 1, and 
more at 4. 

The storm started at 5, and laid a swath through Leavenworth, doing big damage at Mount Muncie Cemetery and the National Cemetery, both of which I have shown you.  Mount Muncie has those gorgeous old trees, so I will go over there in a few days and take a look.


Can you tell that I am standing IN water in the back yard? 


Our back of the back yard.  It's a long story. 

Yes, we have a pond.  


That's the side yard, by the patio.  See that bare spot on the left?  It's a mound of bad 
birdseed that piled up all winter.  It's REEKING.  At some point, I need
to dig it up and haul it out. 

Yes, I know you aren't supposed to leave it in the bird feeding area. 
It will get hauled out at some point, I have quit trying to hurry to do everything. 

Yes, the sun did come out this afternoon! 

After I helped with tours at the Ag Hall this morning,  I took the dogs 
for a short walk, as the humidity was still high. 


This pretty slider girl was helped across the road, and I watched to make sure she was oriented and started off again.  


Check out behind the calf... the pasture pond is so very full! 


It's been a while since the water came up to the cow's chests. 


I couldn't help it... I wanted to be sure the babies were safe after the hail and strong winds. 

They were! 


So are these babies. 

Keith and I noticed something in a planter out in front yesterday. 


It's hiding under the heuchera. 


It grew while I was gone today. 

A few days ago, I put one of my sweet potato plants out on the porch. 

This morning, it blew over in the storm. 


I picked it up, and look what I found! 


Too wild.  I'm going to cook it tomorrow night. 


I tromped through the water to look at the SBG... the plants I planted on 
Saturday look great!   

I was so glad to see this, I am really looking forward to it this summer. 


Gratuitous picture of my boy.  

video

I think this will make you laugh... turn it up so you can hear it, 
and sorry for the shaky camera work. 

We expect sun tomorrow! 


7 comments:

  1. I know you wanted rain a week ago,, but I know you did not mean that much rain!
    Gosh,, thats what happened to us,, a few months ago,,,, toooo much rain.
    I was worried about you in the storms
    love
    tweedles

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  2. we had some huge ruts in front of the house. we just filled them in. i kept tripping in them all the time.

    it was awfully humid in Mississippi yesterday. i hope it's not too bad today. am suppose to walk with my friend and then will go home and do something in the yard

    glad ya'll are okay

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  3. Those babies in the nest look to be growing in leaps and bounds. We're to have thunderstorms today. That's Spring for you. Hope your Thursday is a great one !

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  4. It rains as I write.

    So far the storms have passed up over. I hope the same for you.

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  5. are those frogs i hear? we finally have had rain and more is on the way. we need all we can get. i just heard we might see snow this weekend. time to cover everything up!

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  6. Wow, it really is soggy around your place! We have gotten more rain this year too but nothing compared to you! Nice pic of Jester!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  7. Hi! New to your blog, and I love this post and looking forward to 'getting to know you' better. :)

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