It has rained, almost daily, for weeks now. We'll get a day or two off here and there, but it's pretty much rained some almost every day. This week alone, we are closing in on 6 inches at the farm. Thankfully, it's come slowly (mostly) and it has a chance to drain away before there is any major road flooding.
Several rivers however (not near the farm, thankfully) have exceeded their banks and, sadly, flooded homes. Today is supposed to be the day with the least chance of rain...
...A 40% chance. But Sunday and Monday, for our long holiday weekend, are not even showing a % chance because it is going to just rain all day, both days. In fact, we are being warned that flooding may be widespread. So alas, we're not spending the night out there, thought we wanted to have a long weekend out there, but certainly don't want to get stuck out there if there are indeed flooded roads come Sunday/Monday. It can and does flood out there...2nd Family was stranded for almost a week once when all the roads in and out were underwater. We need to make it back to work Tuesday so we can keep our jobs and continue on our journey toward retirement out there, LOL.
So today is, most likely, the last chance to check things out at the farm before we get rained out. Hopefully the driveway is passable, though my guess is it's muddy...I'll definitely be wearing the rubber boots!
Checking on the bees is the first and main priority. I didn't get to open the hive last weekend because it was sprinkling and it's not a good idea to let water get in the hive when the roof is off. I'll put on the bee suit and get the smoker out and see how they are progressing. It's good that they have plenty of fresh water to drink, I just hope they are producing brood (babies) and gathering pollen and of course, making honey! We also have to make sure the house and surrounding property are OK after these storms.
More when we get back this evening...unless of course, we come back early because we got caught in the "40%".