This is Tuesday night already!!! This post was started yesterday. I'm sorry. My schedule is up-side-down with Poppy here all day. We had another thunderstorm with a hard rain. It is too humid and hot to do all those big jobs on our list. We did a little shopping today; picked up some chicken feed, etc....We probably don't make enough selling the few eggs that we sell to pay for the feed these big girls eat. Must keep reminding myself of the fun I'm having!!
|Feed! What feed??|
Little Fiona Ling Ling is still here, and feeling more at home. If she turns out to be a "he", we will have to drop the "Fiona" and use "Ling Ling"...don't you think?
Speaking of rain...does it seem to you like we have more hard, flooding rains now, than we used to?? Growing up, I remember rainy days. Days that the rain was slow and steady. Mama would let us go outside and walk in mud puddles and play in the rain. Seems now there is more danger, in everything!!!
A few months back a heavy downpour filled our pond to over flowing and covered our pier...in about 30 minutes. Now that is a hard rain!!!
Remember hurricane Fran that hit North Carolina in 1996? Well that was the same year we built this pond, and in the same month, September!! The pond was finished and we were told that it would probably take one year for it to fill, since there is no natural spring, and we were relying on rain water. Poppy and I bought the materials and build the pier ourselves. We completed the pier the day before "Fran" hit. We didn't get any sleep the night of Fran!!! We sat in the living room in the dark with a portable radio and no electricity. We sat quietly listening to the crazy wild winds and beating rain. Occasionally, we would hear the cracking of a tree falling. Then there were bumps and cracks, sounds of sticks, limbs and green pine cones hitting the house. It was a long, eerie night, listening and trying to imagine how everything would look when daylight came. It was like Fran was traveling with the night and was gone when the sun came up. Never will I forget that smell of chewed up green leaves, green limbs, and pine needles that totally covered the property....ankle deep. And the pond!!! The pond was full and running over the spillway with red muddy water. Not one inch of our newly built pier was visible! It was totally under water! We were without electricity for several days and the weather was extremely hot and humid. Fortunately, there was no damage to the house!!
Okay, here it is Wednesday!!! I've been with Poppy again...getting dual exhaust put on his truck!! Thank you for looking in. Hope to return soon...a little more interesting!! :)