Tuesday, November 17, 2015
What is Up with the Rain This Year?
I just don't get it this year. We went from getting all our rain at once before Spring, then nothing to the point everyone was worried it was going to be a drought year. Then all of a sudden it started raining about the end of April and didn't stop until July.
Everything was flooded including the East side of the barn to the point we couldn't even use the stalls on that side.
Then it stopped once again and we basically got no rain for almost three months. Everything dried out to the point I couldn't even dig out a few post holes a week or so ago. I was stirring up dust six inches into the ground.
Now here we go again. I can't even tell you how much rain we have gotten since yesterday as my gauge is completely over flowed. The barn is once again starting to flood and it was raining so hard this evening I couldn't even give the rams and ewes grain.I just doubled up on their hay I fed them from inside.
Getting all this rain at once is really messing things up. Nothing here is designed for deluges of this amount. I dug out a new trench in front of the barn after the last down pour which was still working this morning but by this evening the flow had once again gotten so bad it was coming in like a creek. This time of year it's going to take months to dry the stalls back out.
It's like the weather went from variable to simply an off and on switch this year around here and not just for the rain either it's the same with temperatures. The grass is so green right now people are still out mowing even with the months of drought we are coming out of.
Oh well at least maybe I will be able to get out and finish those post holes now. Maybe.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!!