Flood pictures

I don’t have very good pictures of the flood. I took a bunch of video, which I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to upload to YouTube. Hopefully I’ll get that figured out, because I also did a little farm tour while I was at it. But for now I’ll post what few still photos I did take.

This is a picture from a couple of years ago. Notice the water level compared to the culverts under the road it flows through.

And here’s a picture from last Sunday morning. You can’t even see the tops of the culverts, and at this point the water had already dropped a couple of feet from its crest. Hard to believe our little creek could get that big!

We pasture the chickens on the other side of the creek. With the water over the road we couldn’t get there the usual way. Our neighbors on that side called that morning and offered to feed the chickens for us. We have the best neighbors! But Matt & I decided we needed to get some feed out there and started off in search of another route around. A couple of other roads we tried were also under water, but finally 10 miles later we were a quarter mile from home.

Here’s the view from the chicken pen. Waterfront dining!

And here’s the view looking back towards the barnyard. The creek flooded right up to that red gate.

Now the cows will have to stay locked up a couple of weeks until the grass in the pasture is back in shape for them to graze, and Matt has replaced all of the fence that the flood wiped out. The main concern now is running out of hay before we can get them back on grass! We’re on the hunt for some to buy…

Minor inconveniences compared to what so many are dealing with.

3 years ago:

Life skills

Mmmmmmmm, good!

2 years ago:

Ava, 3 months

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7 Responses to Flood pictures

  1. Wow. You got a lot of water. I’m just thankful you all are ok and all your animals too. Have fun drying out.Kris

  2. farm mom says:

    Very happy to hear you guys are safe. These natural disasters of late really help keep the perspective.

  3. WOW! Another foot or two and your chickens would have been water-fowl, like it or not! That’s plumb scary! Glad you are all OK. Good luck with finding hay for your animals.

  4. Judy says:

    Glad to hear things are okay. Hope you don’t run out of hay.

  5. Sea2Shore says:

    Isn’t it amazing how fast a creek can turn into a lake? I reiterate what everyone else has said. It’s good that you are safe and suffered no animal losses. Wacky weather is all over this year. Take Care

  6. Christy says:

    Wow! That is amazing and so scary. I’m glad you guys are coming through it mostly ok.

  7. karl says:

    kelli, we’re just pricing. my father in law wants our fatted calf as a heifer. we have raised her naturally mostly grass fed. we are fattening her out on 12% commodity for the next few months. she’ll be about 600lbs at butcher time. we want 100% ground beef from her. i was wondering what you charge for roughly 300lbs of ground beef? i’m sure that we’ll just butcher her anyway but i need the info regardless.