Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Will it never end?

In my last post I said I had a 3 day week-end coming and I would spend the 3 days building fence panels for the Dogs yard and the New Chicken Yard! What is the old saying "The best laid plans of mice and men".

The first day off was Sunday and it was a really nice day. I got some pallets broke down and a
lot of the wood stained (I love this DIY stain!). Also got some of the wood that I could not use burned.

But yesterday the Sun never shined. When I got up, It was overcast and it looked like rain. But I still wanted to get something done. So out to the pallet area I went and after I got all the tools out, Here comes the rain!
My work shop is so full of wood that I can not work in there, So everything was out side! And with an extension cord from the house as my only power source and the chop saw out in the rain, I called it quits for the day. Put it all away and came into the house.

Then late last night (about 2200) the real storm hit! A line of thunder storms that dumped a lot of rain and had high winds (gusts up to 40 MPH!!), Lasted for over an hour!

And this is what it look like first thing this morning......

Yep, the swimming hole is back!

This is the only part of the garden I have been able to get planted! The tires are planted with two kinds of potatoes and the raised bed has onions and Beets!

And this is the area I call the pallet work area. It's flooded too!
They are calling for more rain and Thunder storms for the next 3 or 4 days. And I know that somewhere down the road we will have our normal drought period, But does not look like it will get here any time soon!

What I really need is another building, bigger than the one I call the Work Shop (12 X 16) that I can at least move some of the pallets inside to work on. And it has to be big enough to allow me to move all my power tools in too!

I went by the place where I got the Work shop to see if they had any returned buildings on the lot and found two that would be perfect. Much bigger then what I have now, But there is no way I can work ether of them into my budget right now or in the foreseeable future! So another building will have to go on my wish list and wait until I become Rich and Famous!

So today I will do laundry and use the dryer because the Sun will not make an appearance today! And maybe I will do another post, An update on the new Babies That I really need to get out side and out of the brooder!

Until then, Maybe I need to think about getting a set of water wings!


  1. Aw. It is so hard to learn to live with the weather! We just planted our field corn in hopes of getting it in before that last rain, but it passed us by! No rain forecast for nearly a week! Oh well.

    1. Leigh,
      Wish I could send some of this wet stuff to you. The past 3 or 4 days have been sunny and warm. Got a couple fence panel stained and knocked together. Had a big fire in the new fire pit last night! Had a few beers while I just sat and relaxed, watching the fire!