Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Overabundance of Rain

Remember in yesterday's post how I woed at the mud and the excessive amounts of water? I take it all back. That wasnt an overabundance, and Mother Nature wanted to prove it to me. Over the weekend, we had one of those rain storms that are supposedly only supposed to happen once every 100 years. However, we had flooded out roads and dramatic rain increase only two years ago. Over the course of about two and a half days, the rain count at our house was well over six inches. Now thats a lot of water.

These were scenes around Seabeck, when Boyfriend wanted to take a drive to check out the damage.

This was taken just around the corner from our property. Glad that isnt our driveway!

These "puddles" are no match for Boyfriend's 8" lifted F350 on 37" tires!

All this water made me wonder what state Milo's mud pasture must've been in. Monday, it was noticeably wetter, but was also treated with an again dug out trench to encourage drainage. Unfortunetly, it appears the water is at a standstill.

You can also note the attempts to soak up some water with the hay and bedding strewed in front of the stalls. Not sure it will do anything but just increase to the mess, but it was kind for the barn help to try. 

Good news though! Our property seemed to fair the flooding pretty well! We live at the base of Green Mountain, which is actually more like a small valley. Right at the base (across the street from us) our neighbors (the ones with cows) had nearly all of their pastures flooded out. On our side of the street, it goes back up into a hill, so unfortunely for our neighbors but fortunetly for us, the rain from our hillside slid right down off our property and pooled down below. 


in2paints said...

Wow! Look at all that water!! I remember what mud was like when I lived in Michigan and the ground started to thaw. Of course it was nothing like that, though! I hope it dries up soon!!

Rising Rainbow said...

That's exactly what it looks like around here too. I don't know about you but I'm sick of this stuff and we still have months of winter to go.

paint_horse_milo said...

Yeah...not looking forward to the next five months...ughhhhh