We have had nearly 2 inches of rain yesterday and so far today, and it's supposed to rain much of the night and most of the day Sunday. There are flash flood warnings out for the county. We don't have worries about flooding here (other than the back pasture along the creek), but the following picture shows the corner of the front pasture near the mailbox. It is almost solid rock underneath (see the protruding pieces). One of my to-do projects is to put in a drain pipe underground to get this water out to the barrow pit ( or road ditch, or barrel pit, or whatever you call it in your neck of the woods!)
According to Websters, barrow pit: "a roadside borrow pit dug for drainage purposes. Also called bar pit, bar ditch." Apparently the term comes from "borrow pit", as in borrowing fill dirt for another purpose and leaving a pit.
Here is a shot of the wet garden and back yard.
The cows don't mind..they just keep grazin' in the rain.
Have you watched the Huckaby show on Fox, where he has to show pictures of his new grandson at the end of the show? I kind of like that idea!
Katie's family returned to Portland and to Iowa on Wednesday, so we are helping when we can. They all spent the night here Thursday night, Caleb by our bedside. Rita did the feeding and changing through the night and didn't call on me until 5 AM. Wendy spent the night at their house last night to care for him so that Dave, Katie and Jackson could attend an event at Lipscombe University to hear Phil, Miss Kay and Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty. (More on that in a later post.)
So to conclude, here are 2 pictures of a mighty sweet boy. He's one month old tomorrow, 4/28.