Because I really need one. Maybe I'll get some extra money by holding swamp tours...in our pasture.
On the slight chance that you might of noticed that I seemed to of dissapeared in the past week or so, I'd like to inform you that it it is due to the fact that my side of Texas is currenly under water...literally.
Remember that last year I was complaining about not having any rain? Well now I'm going to be a poo and complain about TOO MUCH rain!
It has rained every single day for the past eight days. And when I say it rained, I don't mean a few little showers. I mean full out pouring-cats-and-dogs thunderstorms. And ofcourse, being situated in army corps land that happens to be very low and also happens to have a 20 ft wide creek running through it, it was natural for our farm to become completely submerged in water by Wednesday. On Tuesday morning the creek had turned into a raging river and washed out our bridge from one side of the land to the other, that afternoon our trails were turned into a miniature river, and by that evening the entire
farm was submerged in 6-12" of water, depending on the area.
Our feed room flooded, our hay storage shed flooded (ruining 65 bales of hay), our tack room flooded, the stalls flooded, and the pastures were a lake. Wednesday morning, we made the decision to evacuate the animals...which is NOT an easy feat considering that as of right now we have 38 horses, three being in foal- 2 goats, 10 head of cattle, 14 chickens, two peacocks, a potbellied pig, two turkies, and four ducks O_o As of right now they are all divided up between the race track which is sheltering a large number of local animals and, get this.... our houses
. Thats right my friends, I have Sour, Clyd, and two other ponies IN MY SUBURB BACKYARD along with my three dogs XD
On top of all of that, I also happened to almost step (more like swim onto) on a 4 1/2" copperhead snake which is just fantastic...she was promptly beheaded with my shovel though (who knew snakes can live for nearly an hour after their head is chopped off?!)and when we finally get to move back to the farm I have a feeling that her cousins and brothers and sisters will all be out and looking for revenge O_o
Now that I'm done with my lovely little rant, I'd like to ask this. HAVE ANY OF MY FELLOW TEXANS ADVOIDED DROWNING?!