Monday, May 25, 2015


Several of you have emailed us to ask how we are doing, the Texas flooding is making national headlines.  The really bad, tragic stuff in the Wimberly and Austin area is about 120 miles from the farm.  

However, that being said, it has all moved this way and expanded in intensity.  

Here is the farm at this moment....

...2nd Family called to tell us it's been insane out there this evening, over 5 inches of rain and counting.  Here in the Houston metro area, it is hit (or is that "spread" this direction), the city has told everyone to get off the roads immediately, massive street flooding is occurring everywhere.  We've also had reports of possible tornadoes in the area, 60mph wind gusts, and large hail all over town.  Our rain gauge shows 3 inches in just the last hour, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. 

As I type this, it's raining so hard and so loud, we've had to turn the volume up on the TV.  Trees down in our neighborhood.  Just while I was typing this, the rainfall went from 3 inches to 4 inches, in about 10 minutes.

Update tomorrow, we'll see what happens overnight!
Fingers crossed!


  1. This is all unbelievably sad. I spent a month in a campground in Wimberly 12 years ago when my son was in a rehab center in Dripping Springs for a traumatic brain injury. It was a gorgeous town, so picturesque.It's hard to imagine so much devastation and loss of life happening so quickly. I hope your home is on relatively high ground so all that water will drain away from the house. Since the farm house is up off the ground it should be secure. I guess it's a good thing you decided to not have a garden. Everything would drown. Do bees go out in the rain?

  2. Wales is usually know as wet and rains all the time, we have had a glorious spring with lots of sunshine I think we have swapped weather with you, I hope you are still feeding the bees as they wont be able to get out to forage.

  3. It seems to be "train-ing" - thunderstorms re-forming over the same area. Looks like you may be in for another round right now. Stay safe!!

  4. I wondered about your area. The river that is 10 feet above its highest is scary. Was that the Blanco River? The deaths are so sad as are the houses destroyed. At any rate, I decided to come here and see what you had to share. Hopefully, your vehicles are high enough. Thanks for the update on this frightening and unprecedented event.

    1. The Blanco State park and river areas are gone! Worst flood in history. Blanco and Wimberly are hit bad with many bridges failed. The rain continues. Please pray for tge families.

  5. Had some of the same storms here; strong winds and heavy rain fall.
    Rain, along with possible chance of more storms in the forecast for the rest of the week, and into the weekend :{
    All this rain is really getting rather depressing

    Do be careful and stay safe.

  6. Thinking of you both. Stay safe.

  7. It is even reaching the news here in Oz. Stay safe - and thank you for letting us know that for the moment you are.

  8. Stay safe. Hope your bees are above any water and have some stores.

  9. "How high's the water, Mama?" Stay dry and safe.

  10. For change of pace. With all the rain, I guess a person just has to take the bad as well as the good. This is the kind of weather that is great for ducks........anyone have any for sale :}

    Rainy Day
    by William Wise
    I do not like a rainy day.
    The road is wet, the sky is gray.
    They dress me up, from head to toes,
    In lots and lots of rubber clothes.
    I wish the sun would come and stay.
    I do not like a rainy day.

    The Art of Rain

    Mitchell D. Wilson
    Falling Down, pooling up,
    Out of the sky, into my cup.
    What is this wet that comes from above,
    That some call disaster, and others find love.
    The harder it falls, the less it is nice,
    The colder it falls the harder the ice.
    The rain has an art that I may not get,
    So I stand still here and get soaking wet.

  11. I love that you can be positive about so many things especially Barnabus!

  12. Same here. The sun did shine this morning, but alas, more is coming this afternoon and the rest of the week. I remember when we lived in Bellaire in the 70's, and a guy in a canoe paddled down the street. You have a lot more rain down there than us. We have had more rain recently, than in the past 4 years. I do wish there was an end in sight. It is a muddy mess. It isn't supposed to rain this much in OK.

  13. 1st Man,

    Stay inside and be safe my friend!!!
    Thinking about you, and doing the back stroke up here....


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