Tuesday, December 4, 2007

we didn't float away but our pigs almost did

I went our to the barn yesterday morning to find our little piggies standing on one last little island of dry in their pen.. this island of dry was thankfully where their food and water was.. the rest of their pen was about 10 inches deep in water!

So Brian and I spent the morning digging trenches and re-directing water... that is one way to get the pig pen cleaned!!! when the "things" that are in a pig pen mix with water it's makes a special kind of pig pen soup only a mother could love... it's was so bad it was kind of funny... but we got all the water out and gave them a nice new base of wood chips topped by wood shavings and then a nice big deep bead of straw their pen is nicer now than it was before the rain... they where pretty happy when I went out to check them this morning... ...

so the water at our place was a sight to behold when you live near the bottom of a canyon the water comes down and then it likes to fill up low spots like ones driveway and frontage road... so needless to say we weren't going anywhere yesterday...

to quote the UPS guy
"there seems to be a road developing under your river"

From my neighbor Monique

that's my mailbox across my road/river

and while most of the old clay tiles all over our place work many are broken and the water comes rushing out of these big sink holes where you didn't expect it .. makes life interesting... : ) this is what happened in the barn and filled the piggies pen... as well as got dangerously close to all my winter hay!! but all the animals are now warm and dry and our house is up on a hill so no worries there : ) all is good! and no wind damage and that's good too...
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This is a shot from one of Brian's co-workers Emily (thanks Emily)... If it's hard to tell what's going on Brian is in a bin full of our grapes "stomping them" I wish you could see in cause he's in his boxers : ) and that's a hi-pressure hose I'm holding... but of course I wouldn't...


This card (below) I had to post it's from my brother Joseph and made me laugh right out loud...
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in case you can't read it it says...
"adding to my misery no one here thinks I'm funny"
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stay warm and dry! cheers! Clare

6 comments:

Angwin Folks said...

We we're wondering if you guys were all wet. We have been watching the news. Glad you were able to get the pigs all set up. Great photo of you and Brian.

Angwin Folks said...

P.S. John is still working on his license and has fulfilled all requirements and now just needs to take the written test....he's scheduled to do so next Tuesday. Then we'll come up.

Clare Carver said...

wow how fun It would be great to see you!! and yes that's your old tub ! : ) Brian was going to get it all up and running and then send you a photo : )

Johnny GoFast said...

Love the sheep photo. I know exactly how he feels. Stay dry, but then again it's Oregon. So stay damp at best, I guess.

Clare Carver said...

Johnny you you must know we LOVE your blog I tell complete strangers tales of your wit and to go to your blog!...

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