Flooding at the Farm

gardenbug(Canada zone 5)January 9, 2008

It is very noisy and dramatic here these days. I took a few photos this morning, but with the high winds they are not too sharp. They give an idea though....

Here's the first look from the upstairs bathroom window.

Looking to the right you see my "garden" in the flats submerged. Notice the current!

Our skinny little creek looks like this today on one side of the bridge

and like this on the other side:

Looking towards the house.

Walking farther along the trail it became very windy and the photos became fuzzier.

The trail ended in the water....and the small new trees we planted are either underneath or floating away. Our property ends at the two large trees you see at the right.

The rabbits have been munching there.

It's hard to believe I mow a trail here much of the year and that Harvey and Trevor from next door plant the field here as well.

On my way back I could see the creek was even higher up the bridge footings. The bridge is mighty strong. Cement mixers can cross it even though it certainly looks rustic. Not much use UNDER water though...

Here's the fire pit as viewed on my way back indoors. Guess we won't be burning for a while yet....

And then it may flood again in February.

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michelle_zone4

That much water is scary! Stay safe.

Michelle

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 10:32AM
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denisez10(SoCal)

What an amazing transformation of your landscape. And I seem to remember something about your DD being handy with a canoe...

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 10:59AM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

Yikes!!!! That's some fearsome flooding Marie. I surely hope it doesn't get much higher. I've got some friends in SW Arizona who'se home is on the far side of a creek also but they have a ford and not a bridge. When there is potential for flooding they have to park their cars on the far side of the creek and take a foot bridge across.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 11:18AM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

My word, Marie! I do hope the water does not get any higher ! I hope you can recover the little trees. Your yard is sure green dispite the snows that you have had. Ours sure isn't that green. Has your bridge ever been under water?

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 5:48PM
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cynthia_gw

It's so pretty!!!! I love your farm in all seasons and all conditions and you take wonderful photos. I do hope there's no damage and that the waters subside soon.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 5:53PM
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dodgerdudette

'bug, I've weathered a few floods here and your pics look scary to me. Are these flash floods or did a river or creek overflow it's banks? Here in Napa it is the overflow issue that we deal with. I hope all is well with you. It is no fun to watch the waters rise..

Kathy in Napa

    Bookmark   January 9, 2008 at 8:52PM
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