It is a sunny day here thank goodness. We've had 5" of rain in the past few days and yesterday the entire property was under water, with the pond overflowing and creating rivers that didn't exist before. The poor birds have been slogging through it as the chicken yard is at the low side of the property so it all flows that way. At least their coop stays dry so they do have somewhere to retreat to at night.
I butchered a rooster yesterday so there is a little less testosterone out there. A few of my hens are looking a little ragged so I figure that's a sign there are too many males. I had three project roosters but never even used one of them as he wasn't as good for the project as the others so I decided to just cull him. He was a nice boy and always tried to find treats for the hens so I felt bad about it but the reality is no one wants roosters and since he is a project bird, he isn't even a special breed that someone might want.
I am still trying to downsize but have had several no-shows. It is frustrating to me that people will make an appointment and then just never show up.
I just got stung by a wasp so I am not a happy camper. DH was on a ladder cleaning out gutters and we have a downspout that constantly clogs so I reached into it from the bottom, to see if there were any leaves up there. Due to the 5" of rain in the past few days and with the volume of water that has washed down there, it never occurred to me a wasp might be in there but when it stung me I sure knew about it and even an hour later my finger is still throbbing.
@sharol I love it when people can laugh at themselves.
My garden is doing well in spite of the flooding. I think the heavy mulch layer really helps as it keeps the soil draining well so the roots aren't standing in water. I just picked a bundle of garlic scapes and we've already eaten chard and kale. Almost all of the tomato plants have tomatoes on them, with one high achiever already having 30-odd fruits on it! The corn is really starting to take off so I planted some climbing beans and peas in between the corn plants last week and some of them are already coming up. I still have more planting to do but there are more storms forecast in the next few days so I guess I'll wait.