Saturday, March 21, 2015

AND THE RAIN KEEPS COMING DOWN FROM EVERYWHERE


SIGH...pouring rain...nothing at all happening outside this weekend...


We are up another inch 2 inches and counting...under a flash flood watch until midnight tonight, possibly changing changed to a flash flood warning this afternoon and extending into Sunday.


Don't get me wrong, we love the rain, water is the lifeblood of the Earth, but can't it just come during the week instead of the weekend?

I've got things to do!  Time's a wasting!!  I feel like the garden is going to get behind if I can't get out there and do something soon.  Hope YOUR weekend is more productive than ours will be.

Afternoon update:

One of our dear friends and her husband are having their 40th Anniversary party tonight and sadly, we (and several other invited guests) can't make it as many roads around town are flooded, and had to cancel.  

So we will tell them here for the rest of the world to see:


Big hugs to you both!


30 comments:

kymber said...

1st Man - can you please keep the rain down there??? we are under a rain advisory warning - it is supposed to start this evening and rain right on through to tomorrow. then tomorrow afternoon we are under a flash freeze advisory. with all of the snow that we already have AND torrential rain and a flash freeze - we are going to be under 10ft of ice until july - arghghghghgh!

sorry you can't get out and do anything productive - i know that feels and it sucks! stay warm and dry! much love to you both!

your friend,
kymber

Dani said...

Any rain water barrels at the end of your downpipes?

Rather have rain this weekend as opposed to the Easter Weekend ;)

Elephant's Child said...

I would welcome your rain. Or some of it.
Our weather boffins keep promising us some. And then they change their minds. Tomorrow perhaps. And all we get is incontinent pigeon rain. Splat, splat and it is gone.
And the garden is crispified. And/or wilting. Sigh.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Hope it clears off soon so you can get out there and get your hands dirty! Still waiting for it to warm up enough to start planting here.

Colleen said...

It's been kinda raining off and on here but the sun is trying to peek through the clouds.
I have this feeling that we're getting all of our rains now and when we will really need come this summer we won't get any only wishing we would get some rain showers.
We just gotta take what Mother Nature gives us I guess and deal with it and do the best we can with what we get.
When I can't go outside to work, I work inside, baking or making dishes to put in freezer.

FionaG said...

Oh dear, its man take heart. All this water will make your weeding so much easier when you finally get out there and it will raise the water table nicely which will be beneficial to your plants. Seedlings don't do too well in lots of rain anyway as they get waterlogged...too much of a good thing! So take heart, once the sun does come out more regularly your plants will bolt ahead and make up for lost time.

Dennis said...

Well I don't know your friends of course but 40 years, how exciting!! All the best to them from other friends of yours, ha.

Anke said...

We've had a lot of rain here lately as well, but it is what it is. Nothing I can do about it, so no reason to fret. Things will get done when it stops...

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your rain and flooding, it will stop eventually. And I wish your friends a wonderful anniversary!

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

How safe is the farm from flooding? Are you and 2nd man able to evacuate if needed?

Susan said...

I remember the streets of Galveston flooding within minutes. Hope all turns out O.K.

Texas Rose said...

Y’all got more rain than I did - about an inch here. I’m getting antsy also about planting. I bought lots of seeds, some tomato and pepper seedlings, and some gorgeous geraniums and gerbera daisies - all ready to go when it dries out a bit.
At least all the aquifers and lakes are getting re-charged, which we’ll need for sure this summer when everything is as dry as dust.

40th year anniversary for your friends - congrats to them!

Practical Parsimony said...

It has been drizzling here for hours and hours. I am not sure, but I think all this is coming from your direction. However, I hope it does not strengthen to hard rain. My power steering is gone, so I had no where to go and cannot do much in the yard. Of course, I don't feel like doing anything, so being in the house and sitting is okay with me. Hopefully, you will get a dry weekend sooner rather than later.

Colleen said...

All the rain really puts a damper on doing things outside.

Happy Anniversary to your friends; Jack and Christine.
Everyone stay safe. Remember; turn around and don't drown

The Weaver of Grass said...

Hello from here in North Yorkshire in the UK where we farm in the Yorkshire Dales. I found your blog by a roundabout route. We have been to Texas several times - couldn't be more different than it is here - we are all grass fields, sheep and cattle, hens and a veggie garden. Semi-retired but looking after our land. Do call in and see me.

1st Man said...

Thank you very much, yeah, I hate this weather, like the water but not the rain. A flash freeze? I've never had to deal with that, that sounds crazy. You stay dry AND warm AND safe!!

1st Man said...

No, we don't have gutters yet on the farm. That's happening soon, as soon as we get the new roof. Of course I should just have some open barrels to at least collect as much as we can.

And yes, better rain now than the holiday.

1st Man said...

I wish I could figure out how to send it, ha. I'll run out and do a little rain dance...oh wait, that might bring us more rain, ha. .

1st Man said...

I just can't wait. I hope you get warming up soon too!!!

1st Man said...

Yep, amen to that. The summer we might be wishing for these rains. At least the wells and ponds and such are filled up.

I like the idea of making food for the freezer in these down times.

1st Man said...

you know, that's very true. I actually started pulling a few weeds to see what it was like and they just popped right out of the ground. Three down three thousand to go, ha.

Thanks for the words of encouragement!!

1st Man said...

Well I'm sure they will appreciate that!! Thank you!!!

1st Man said...

You know, simple but wise words. it will stop and then we start working, right? Thanks for that!!

1st Man said...

Thank you, it did stop, for now anyway, and I will make sure they read the wishes.

1st Man said...

The farm is safe from flooding, the house is actually at the high point of the property. There is no danger of a flood...the only 'danger' per se is not being able to leave for a day or two with the roads. When 2nd Family's daughter was a baby, they had some major flooding in the area and needed diapers, it took him an hour just to find a way out onto the main roads and that was driving through some high water. We'd be ok as long as we had our supplies stocked up.

1st Man said...

Yep, most of the streets in Houston flood in minutes too, ha. We were ok. Just stayed in until the water receded and it did, always does that pretty fast. Thank you for thinking of us!!

1st Man said...

It was a monsoon here, and the farm got a lot as well. You know, I was saying that to 2nd Man, the aquifers always need to be replenished and the wells will be good and full as well.

Thank you for the congrats I will pass it along!!

1st Man said...

Thank you, it stopped today but it's not dry yet. The ground is still saturated, but it will dry up this week, hopefully!! Hope you don't get too much either!!!

1st Man said...

Yep, just stay in and cook, right? Ha. Today was nicer than yesterday but still too wet. I will pass along the well wishes!

Turn around don't drown is played on the weather all the time here. I think that's a great phrase and easy to remember.

1st Man said...

Well hello and welcome!!! I am glad you found us. Texas is, I'm sure, very different. Haven't ever been to the UK but hope to someday. I just went over to your blog and signed up as a follower, I will have to go catch up!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!