Cleaning up after Mother Nature

After rain, rain, and then even more rain we are finally getting some snow this afternoon. It won’t amount to much but it’s beautiful, peaceful and enjoyable to watch. And, it’s NOT rain!

Last weekend our county experienced some flooding after a long bout of rain that included some heavy rainfall. This is the second time since moving here that the waters of the Kentucky River has overflown its banks and both times the flood waters have made the top ten list.

I posted this image on our Facebook page of one of the roads I typically take on my way home from work…

This road was impassable for several days. Thankfully the worst of the high water was during the weekend as there are several bridges I have to cross to get to work and all of them were under water. Including ours…

and there was a lot of debris on the bridge and along the banks of our creek. We even have a dam now…

Water still gets through which is a good thing…

There were deep ruts in our driveway that CountryBoy repaired with the tractor and blade…

We’ve had so much rain that even the chickens have their own creek flowing in front of their coop…

Mud and squishy ground everywhere.

With all the rain our hillside has continued to break apart. There is over a four foot drop now…

Along with last weekends rain were some very strong and gusty winds leaving the poor tin CountryBoy tried to fix a few weeks ago barely hanging on…

Another good ‘n gusty day and that might be all she wrote…

The flood waters have all receded and everyone is getting back to their norm.

I can’t help but think that all this rain is replenishing the ground with some much needed nitrogen making for a good growing season. That is, if it ever stops long enough to get the garden ready and planted!

I’ll tell ya one thing though… I would rather have rain problems than drought problems. Everything – plants, animals, insects, humans – all need water to survive and without it none of them would last long. So while I feel like I have somehow been teleported to the Pacific Northwest I will not complain about the rain. I will simply just squish and get wet right along with everyone else, ha!

2 Comments

  1. I feel ya, too much rain here too. Thank goodness our roads didn’t suffer like yours did. I’m thinking this weather is a perfect excuse to add ducks to our farm, don’t think my husband is on the same page though. Lovely photos even if wet. Xo kim

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