Thursday, September 10, 2009

Where's My Kayak?

Today we finally got a big storm. Real rain. As in over 5 inches! Everything just let out a big sigh of relief. The dry creek ran. Cracked soil expanded, trying to confiscate my sandals as I rushed around checking on the animals.

We'd gotten 3/8 of an inch last night, so this new amount is causing some flooding! Not enough to worry about yet, although Phoebe and Finley were not amused standing in their sheep "pond" this morning. Also, rain blew into the new coop from the unfinished overhang creating a small playa lake in the middle of the pine shavings. The chickens were all standing around looking at it while King Avelino tested the water with a foot and complained loudly.

It's temporarily brought the river back up to something worth kayaking--from near 0 to 260 cfs. Our dry well, however, has yet to see any results. There's more rain in the forecast for tonight and the rest of the week, so we can hope!


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

YAY!!!!!! Blessed rain! Poor King Avelino. I love the way you talk about your critters. You make them seem almost human. :)

Here's to lots of gentle, constant rain so that your well can become refreshed, too.


Kateri said...

Chickens sure don't like water in their coop do they? Glad you got some rain. Sounded like you needed it badly.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I thought of all my blogger friends to the south as I watched the weather reports this morning. Ahhhh, maybe summer is ALMOST over!

Ebie said...

Hi Sage, can you move or throw away some of your rain here? We are really in need of it.

Jemm said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. It's nice to hear from someone who knows how great chickens can be. We're checking out a poultry swap meet tomorrow. I've heard you have to be careful not to get sick birds at swap meets, so we'll see what we see I guess. Your blog is so interesting, I'll be back soon!

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