Sunday, June 06, 2010

rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain,

We just set a record for 20 straight days of rain, had one nice sunny day, and today it's back to the downpour. I think we'd call this the great storm of '10, except it doesn't sound nearly as impressive as a hurricane or an ice storm - it's just sort of.. damp.

Our swale is filled up and spread wide across the field, and the pond at the bottom is as big as I've ever seen it. The poor sheep are limping around because their feet are sore from being wet so much. Our neighbor is taking them home today so they can dry out in his barn, get sheared and have their feet treated.

What the field can't hold overflows down into the drainage ditches along the road. Unfortunately they are full too, so the water is just running over the road and the driveway.

Enough already! We call 'uncle'! Everyone is sick and tired of being wet all day!



Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! That's a lot of water. Sheesh! It's all or nothing, eh?
We've not seen any moisture for months now. We sure could use it, too. The grass has stopped growing and everything is dusty. I'm loving the blue skies and all the sunshine every day, though.
But yesterday it was 97 degrees up here...and when we drove down to Albuquerque it was 107 degree. Gasp!
That's just normal for this time of year. We get that hot towards the end of July, but even up here we stay around 80 all summer. gah!

Poor sheep. I don't like my salad soggy either.


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That's NOT normal this time of year. Oops!