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How much rain...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by crtrlovr, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    How much rain have we gotten thus far, you ask? My ducks are happily swimming in the yard. Did I mention we have no pond? [​IMG]

    I think we've well caught up and have overcome our rainfall deficit from last year.
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    I bet your ducks are loving it!
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    When it rains enough, I call it high tide around here. I grew up on an Island in Puget Sound, and tides meant a lot to us as kids. I now live a distance from the Sound, but the standing water in my backyard is like a tide. We have to pump it off of the property. Here are a few pictures of my high tide.



  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    That's how my old yard in Jacksonville, Fl looked after it stormed. It wouldn't dry for days.
  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Some of my little guys (bantam cochins, frizzles, and OEGB bantam BB Reds) and 3 of my LF girls had "marooned" themselves on a higher area of land that got cut off when the downpour came. The water was deep enough (came up to about 8" on me) that they were afraid to try to cross it -- can't say that I blame them, since it was deeper than some of them were tall! I waded water and ferried them across back into the run. There's not much of anything that looks more sorry and bedraggled than a wet frizzle...
  6. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
    North Idaho
    Is that huge white creature a DOG? Holy smokes he must eat a lot.
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Oh my gosh Suzanne, that is incredible!!!! I am so glad we have a downhill slope in our backyard. We have a storm coming that is supposed to bring snow down to 1500 ft. We sit at 3000.
  8. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Quote:When I first saw it, I thought it was a small pony! [​IMG] Great Pyr, I'm assuming? ...
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Quote:My flock was SO sick of the snow. We usually don't get but maybe 1-2" at a time, and it usually melts off fairly quickly. This time over 2-3 days time, we ended up with around 6-8" which doesn't sound like much to the northern folks, but for us, that's a good bit of snow. Add to that the fact that most people around here are STUPID when it comes to driving in snow or ice (GOD HELP YOU if you need to go anywhere when there's ice on the road here -- it's not about how good a driver YOU may be, it's the other guy out there you have to worry about [​IMG] ) and you have a recipe for disaster. We stocked up on everything and sort of hibernated for a few days. The ducks didn't mind the snow as much, but the chickens, guineas, and the turkey would go to the pop door, look out, then look at me as if to say, "Well, what are you going to do about this? Start shoveling!" Not happening. I'm not shoveling a 175 X 60' run so your tootsies don't get too cold. Sorry, flock. Deal with it. They dealt with it. Now they have to deal with the water until it soaks in / runs off. Come Summer, I'm sure I'll be looking back longingly at this water, but not now...

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