I showed you this picture of flooded fields from Stranger Creek the other day.
Here it is today:
Hmmmm kind of a hazy picture....
but... you get the picture. The water has receded.
I actually drove out there after Jax's game tonight... and went all the way to the bridge.
There is still a LOT of water in the creek, but we are not expecting rain for a week or so now.
I know a lot of farmers who are happy about that.
I took this the other day.
Actually, there were three.
I am trying to remember to check my settings before snapping that first picture!
This absolutely GORGEOUS bird is a green heron, my first ever!
I ran over to the Ag Hall on Monday to check on the chickens, and
saw him. I could not believe my eyes.
The straw bales are doing... okay. I am going to work on them tomorrow.
I think I am not watering enough, and was depending on the rain.
Tomorrow they get water and fertilizer.
(The grass growing is okay)
I have only lost two plants, a cucumber and a watermelon.
Even though it was bitten off.... it is regenerating. See that hole???? Hmmmm.
My faithful Jester is on mouse patrol. Since I took this picture on Monday,
I have removed more of these things from the patio. We are trying to follow the
mouse man's guidelines, and I am cleaning, cleaning, cleaning.
I am VERY close to stopping feeding for a few days while I am
gone to the Blogville Awesome Retreat in Indiana from the 8th thru
I had to run to the store on Monday afternoon, and I took the camera.
I stopped at Angel Falls Trail and walked down to see how the creek
was flowing since the rains.
I could hear it before I saw it.
(Holy cow, I have NEVER Had a video load on Blogger as fast as that one!
Turn it up if you can, so you can hear it.
So... we have hired a company to get the mouse situation under control here.
I can't bear killing ANYTHING, let alone a mouse. I told the young man we could not do sticky traps, I can't torture. He is snap trapping and coming daily to empty them.
We are not winning at the moment. We ARE down about 20 mice in the last week.
I took it outside. I'm sure it's back in here somewhere tonight.
Thank heavens I am plugging the drain and the garbage disposal at night, and
now you see why.