Saturday, August 3, 2013

From July 13 through August 2, we have had 16.1" of rain.  That's a lot of rain.  Rain for which we are grateful, as there is nothing like drought to make you appreciate a downpour.

With rain predicted in the next three days, James and I are a little worried our pond might leap the bounds of concrete stones and spill into the yard and drainage ditches.  The roads have also been exciting, with a significant amount of gravel from our driveway and road ending up in the neighbor's field.  The access road to our neighborhood becomes the crossway for a stream, and, baby, this stream is wide.  Hydroplaning is always a breathless endeavor.

The keets and Big Red aren't sure what to make of the mess, but they are growing apace.

We lost a significant portion of a Bradford pear in the high winds of a 4" downpour.  Fortunately, most of the debris is cleaned up, and none of it hit the house.

Until next time, remember, this is not paradise.  It's Purgatory Ranch.

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