Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Radar Says Rain Is Done

I sure hope the radar knows of what it speaks! After steady rain and a couple of deluges today, the rain has stopped and supposedly has moved south and east of us.

Our pond rose two feet (!) but we're happy to say we suffered no real problems. When we built, I guess the time, expense and trouble we spent on a good drainage system all around the house paid off. We've remained dry inside but sure have a lot of large puddles and squishy ground outside. The bottom half of our driveway has three small wash-out spots but considering all the water that ran down it, it held up very well.

I can't tell yet what I've lost in the garden. It's the first time I've seen my raised beds with standing water on top. Needless to say, the field garden and potato patch both have their share of water, too.

Although this is more rain than we've ever seen in such a short period of time in this area, our immediate location came through much better than those not very far from here. There have been rock and mud slides, roads and bridges washed out and buildings with water damage. Now we need some warm, sunny days for repair and drying out.

13 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Hope the radar is right and not too much damage to the garden, would hate to see you have to start all over again.

fullfreezer said...

I hope both our radars are right. According to ours we should have a line of rain come through in a few hours. It is just amazing how much rain you have all had.
Stay safe and dry.
Judy

Stephanie said...

I saw on the news about the flooding, and am glad to hear you weren't affected (although I am praying for those who are). Praying your garden comes through too.

judy said...

and also a ways from you were the lions and tigers and bears on the loose ( in the Duluth zoo) I'm still at the stove with my grits--lol--you won't believe what Jerry cousin said " I was sure I needed a a lot of warm clothes and a winter coat when I came up here! all said with a hillbilly accent hey they did my dishes yesterday,that was a treat and they didn't use the wash tub to do it in

Everstuff said...

Glad the rain stopped falling on you guys. Hopefully there wasn't enough water for a long enough time to wipe out the growing things.

LindaCO said...

Glad you and PP are OK.

Mama Pea said...

Tombstone Livestock - Thanks so much for the well wishes. We had a sprinkling of rain today that kinda scared us, but it passed quickly. I've taken a quick tour of the garden and it's not as bad as I thought it would be. Hurray!

Mama Pea said...

Judy - Did you get any of your forecasted rain? Hope so.

Mama Pea said...

Stephanie - Yup, I guess the flooding made national news. Who knew it could happen all the way up here. Forest fires, yes, but flooding . . . nope!

Mama Pea said...

judy - It's kinda funny how very little we actually know about different parts of the country. As a kid I always thought of all of Minnesota as being COLD . . . year 'round. So silly.

Mama Pea said...

Everstuff - It is quite amazing how little plants can take being under water for so long and still come out looking okay! Better than we people would do!!

Mama Pea said...

LindaCO - Thanks, Linda. We're just fine.

Erin said...

We are getting your storm as I type! Luckily here though flash flooding is only in parts of the downtown of Norfolk, out here we are on higher ground and the sand drains fast. Glad it looks like your garden will be okay!