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I Spy……Noah?

October 24th, 2014

It’s been raining, and raining, and raining, and then raining some more. It’s been pouring buckets and coming down in sheets, I’m fairly certain I saw some cats and dogs out there as well. This has been going on for days, what actually seems like an eternity. Everything is soggy, drenched, and soaked to the bone.
The mud in the pig paddock is about 8″ deep, I lost my boot a few times while giving them dry bedding yesterday. The chickens have been locked in their coop, partly because of the rain and partly because of that pesky weasel. I would have taken my camera out to get photos, but the rain never completely stopped so it wasn’t possible.
The only happy creatures around here a the ducks, who stand in penguin mode looking up at the sky letting the rain roll down their backs. They play in the puddles that are everywhere and generally are having a blast. Everyone else is completely miserable, including myself. I checked the rain gauge yesterday afternoon when the rain lightened a bit and it was overflowing at 6.5″, who knows how long it was like that, I’m guessing quite a while. I’m guessing we may end up with close to a foot of rain when it finally moves through.
This quote came to mind yesterday “Even darkness must pass, a new day will come, and when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer?” Samwise Gamgee. You can bet I’ll be standing outside letting it shine brightly on my face when it does. I’m also thinking of Karen Carpenter’s song “Rainy days & Mondays always get me down”.  However the rain is good for the garden and rainy days make us appreciate the sunny days all the more.

What are you waiting patiently to pass so you can feel the sweetness of the opposing force? 

4 Comments to “I Spy……Noah?”
  1. Lemongrass on October 24, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Our rain here in the Leewards islands started around 8pm, Wednesday night. It continued through the night and all day Thursday It started as a gentle rain then increased a bit. I was very happy cause my plants got a well deserved soaking. My rain barrel filled and I was able to soak my muddy sneakers.
    Then around 5:25 pm it started to let up. Not sure what will happen today. The weather news reported there was “a tropical wave passing through the Leewards Islands………….be on the lookout for floodings.”
    Yes, the ducks are the only ones having fun.

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  2. Lorna on October 24, 2014 at 9:33 am

    We too have had steady rain, but the gardens need it and it gives me the much needed excuse to get some things done inside the house before winter hits. I am a little worried about getting my garlic in on time; hopefully the rain won’t be followed too closely by a big freeze–I need a few more weeks!

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  3. Melanie in California on October 24, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Oh gosh, I know it’s frustrating for you but soak up some for us, will you? Here in California we’re in Year Three of one of the worst droughts in the past century. We’re seeing ferocious wildfires, water shortages and restrictions, and potentially staggering agricultural losses. Several of our neighbors have wells so shallow they can’t shower and do laundry in the same morning. We’ve pared down to the bare bones of water use; no landscape watering except grey water to try to keep our 20+ year old trees alive and stingy drip watering of the grape vines and the veggies.

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  4. Maybelline on October 24, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Boy oh boy. We certainly could use your excess out here in California if it were only possible.

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