Since Texas, Missourri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and the rest of the mid-west are having such severe weather and flooding that we've all been talking about I thought maybe we should have a thread where we could post pictures and keep each other updated on our "overflowing" creeks and situations. I know from other threads there are several of us who have to hike from here to Mt. Everest and back TWICE and span the Royal Gorge just to get to our barns sometimes!!!
Bobbi..Emily...heads up...the storms we had last night are moving your way again. We had 4 inches of rain last night...the creek flooded the barn with about 2 feet of water last night. Everything is piled into two corners, overturned, ruined or damaged. All the horses are OK as we were able to move them out into a pasture and paddock. My husband's work car was parked near the barn and it has water in it. GEEZ....Mother Nature sure hasn't been nice this year as she has been awfully wicked this spring! Here are a few pictures of the storm coming in last night that I took about 45 minutes before the rain hit.
I live in NW Arkansas, and let me just say: HOLY CRAP!!! I'm about to break out Noahs Ark down here. It's been crazy, people's cars have washed away, there are even lawn mowers stuck in the tops of trees from the water. The flood washed a culvert (SP?) out and our highway collapsed 53 ft down, 20 ft across. SCARY!! Our horses have all weathered the storm nicely. Or should I say storms.
That is good to here Saleste. Well, get ready again huh? We are to have storms move in again this afternoon but they aren't supposed to be severe. However, the local meteorologists are already warning that tomorrow night's storms are likely to be as severe as night before lasts. They will be moving your way again too.
Hey Cyndy & All: Yes, we've been having storms as well. They're really bizarre this time around though because it will be just sunny and wonderful and then within an hour its torrential downpours and then its sunny and wonderful and then...you get the picture.
Our creeks are still skating along every since this started over a month ago. Our biggest creek usually dries up by June every year, but at this rate, it might be the first year since we've bought the property 3 years ago that it might actually keep on running through the summer.
I'm telling you...even though I've got my foals and calves on the ground, I have 4-5 gilt pigs ready to deliver any second and if we continue to get this kind of rain, I'm going to end up with a bunch of dead piglets. Two are penned up and the other two are going to have to farrow in the dirt hog lot and mud is not our friend for these newborns. I hear its going to start again on Sunday after we get a day reprieve tomorrow. By next week though, I've heard that although it will be cooler, its supposed to stay dry.
Boy, we need a break! The insects are just out of control with all this flooding!
Its hard to imagine mother nature at its best. I wish all of you safe keeping and dry grounds!
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