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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Monsoon Season

After desperately praying for rain the past few years, the phrase "be careful what you ask for" has new meaning.  We have almost been washed away this spring.  This past weekend, our area got TEN INCHES in one day.  I don't know how much we got on our land because our rain gauge only measures five inches and it had overflowed.  All I know is...it was a lot.  And it has rained every day this week, with more in the forecast.  Everything is waterlogged, sodden, soaked...WET!

Our pond is full to overflowing.

If it weren't for the spillway, it would flow over the top of the dam.

It's gone over the spillway and washed out a huge gully.

Back behind the dam, this is usually just a gentle little trickle that flows into our neighbor's pond.  It is now a steady stream.

And a very wide swath of shifted sand and debris, which is evidence of a great flood during the downpour.  I would like to have seen this happening.

And, it has been too wet to cut hay, so it waist high in most places.

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