Saturday, August 30, 2008

Waiting for the day...

Back in June, the month of the Great Flood, we were dreaming of this moment:


You see, 6" of rain in theory should not be so devastating. But if the ditch is due to be cleaned, and the water can't drain away, it can be a mess. Check out this photo to see what happens when the main drain is clogged: 


Our fields sat under water for days. We lost and had to replant about half of our corn and soybean crops. It's not a good crop  year this year, at all.

But finally, the ditch is being cleaned out!


Oh happy day!


Small things amuse small minds, they say...


I stood on our driveway bridge and looked down the road at what had not yet been done:


And then took a shot up the road at what was already dug out:


Maybe next spring our basement won't flood! Here's hoping...

3 comments:

  1. Too bad you couldn't have saved some of that rain for this month.

    Glad to hear though that the little things make you happy.

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  2. I hope that prevents flooding next spring! Did you "lose" anything from your basement?

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  3. I'm jealous. :-)
    Maybe I should make a call.
    LOL

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