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It's not dry anymore!
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Joe Dirt    Posted 05-13-2004 at 08:40:13       [Reply]  [No Email]

...But I think maybe it could stop raining for a couple of days. this picture is of the pasture right out my back door. the water you see? I can step across it on a normal day.
Yeah, I know, the lawn looks like heck, but I'm working on it... thats where the dog kennel was. They sure made a mess of it, all the holes are filled in, but it's justa little to wet to plant the new grass. :>)


Joe Dirt    Posted 05-13-2004 at 12:29:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
About the goats...
I took a head count, one was missing.
Uh oh....
I walk out to see whats up, sure enough one of them was still under the building. When I say building, I use the term loosely. It's actually an old chopper box(forage wagon for some of you)the I took off the wagon and set on the ground. throw some 2x4's and a tarp on it, viola! a goat shed. Problem is, it has the stringers under it yetwhich leaves a crawl space under it for a couple of feet front and back. Only a couple of feet because then there is a cross brace to keep them from getting farther in.

Not this goat.

I figure she was under there when the water started to rise, got scared and somehow managed to get over the cross brace. (no small task!) She was sitting in 8 inches of water with not much more than her head above the water level.(pygmy goats)
Off I go looking for the handyman jack.
I had to jack up the whole side of the building, just so I could reach under and drag her out. All while standing in 6-8 inches of water.

Yippeee!!

Not....


Clipper    Posted 05-13-2004 at 11:04:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man I'd be putting in some serious drainage ditches wuz I you!! How close does that come up to your house?


Joe Dirt    Posted 05-13-2004 at 12:28:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The water got about 100 feet from the house. Nothing to worry about really, it's not as bad as it looks. If you look in the second picture, there is a field road at the edge of the water. The culvert that goes under that road is actually to small. I just went down there, it's got a bunch of branches stuck across it.



Kristys Red Barn    Posted 05-13-2004 at 10:51:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thats what most of kansas looks like this morning. We needed the rain, but not quite this much and sure not the hail and tornadoes some people got last night.


and just to the right of    Posted 05-13-2004 at 08:55:26       [Reply]  [No Email]

...are my goats. They are hiding in the makeshift shed in the picture. I've never seen the water up to the shed. When I ran out to snap this picture, 1 came out from under the building... She had to be laying in 4 inches of water! (your guess is as good as mine as to why she'd be under it instead of in it)


Fern(Mi)    Posted 05-13-2004 at 10:36:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
If ya need to bail, both my boots hold water. lol
Fernan


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