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        04-19-2013, 08:19 AM
      #511
    Showing
    *sings* I got some ocean front property in In-di-an-a, from my pasture gate you can see the sea....

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    Sadly enough, I live on high ground compared to most around me. This is one of the pastures, there is standing water like this in 4 of them and my freshly tilled garden is a victim as well. I'm glad that I didn't have it planted early like many have (we always get a late freeze so I hold off until 1st week in May usually) or it would have been washed away. All said I probably have 10 acres under water. I'll admit to being disappointed that my only close neighbor (the little house in pic) who is a total psycho didn't get flooded out. I've been waiting and hoping for years that he'd not pay his taxes and I could increase my pasture size or have a live in farm hand house. So stupid that there is a tiny house in one corner of my pasture and adjacent hay field. They are evacuating people that live on the rivers near me. This happened a few years ago (but in January - it was horrendous) and that time around some of the waterfront homes ended up with 12' of water inside them. There are so many roads flooded to the point of being impassable that they called a 2 hour delay for school, it has stopped raining so we will see if it recedes enough that they even go at all.
         
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        04-19-2013, 08:51 AM
      #512
    Foal
    I don't care for kumquats. The pulp isn't very good but you eat the whole thing. But some people in my family love them.
         
        04-19-2013, 10:00 AM
      #513
    Green Broke
    I've never had a kumquat, but after reading this, I imagine it would be something like an inside-out Sour Patch Kid, lol.
    Kumquats: Discovering the Sweetness of Sour : NPR
         
        04-19-2013, 10:23 AM
      #514
    Foal
    Wow MHF I hope it doesnt get worse!! Ill cross my fingers for you that all turns out well.
         
        04-19-2013, 10:27 AM
      #515
    Showing
    Thanks Faye. It has stopped raining but in true IN bipolar weather fashion it is now spitting snow. It's a mess! I think I may end up having to cancel lessons for the weekend so I can use my arenas as temp living quarters for my boarder horses that are on smaller pastures or they'll be totally tore up and have no grass :(
         
        04-19-2013, 10:36 AM
      #516
    Foal
    Thats too bad! I know what its like though, I live on the west coast of canada that is sometimes known as the wet coast lol. Just keep thinking that this is spring and hopefully soon enough the rain/snow will stop. If I lived closer I would come and help :)
         
        04-19-2013, 11:30 AM
      #517
    Showing
    I guess the bonus is that I will get a weekend off...don't remember what that is like! Horses will be happy, they'll just get to eat and hang out without working for their dinner.

    DD's school carnival is tonight. Took her to school and delivered cakes for the cake walk and was pleasantly surprised to hear her name on the announcements as the winner of the carnival logo poster. She's beyond thrilled. She got a goodie bag filed with books, pencils and a gift certificate to their 'store' and her poster up on the front bulletin board for everyone to see when they walk in. Will snap a pic tonight so I can share her artwork. It's pretty funny.
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        04-19-2013, 12:09 PM
      #518
    Yearling
    How funny to see MH's post up top and then the next post is "I don't like kumquats" hahahhhaaaa. Funny timing!

    MH I hope the water clears out quickly, after it washes your neighbor away of course. We get flooding in the area every year, even here in the mountains, and sometimes it's flash flooding which is so dangerous. Be careful swimming out to collect all the horses!

    We have a neighbor we dislike also. He's a crotchedy old man we call Mr. Wilson, he looks and acts like him from Dennis The Menace. They are constantly, and I mean constantly watching us and what we are doing, as if we do anything interesting back here. The funny thing is they try to spy and think we can't see them. Yep, ok, I definitely didn't see you shuffling your way to the door and creeping along the side of it and looking out. I can't see your silhouette there or anything. One day he threatened to call the law on me because my geese went into his yard. I told him to bring it on, I'll get even more geese. He has been nothing but a jerk to us since we've lived here. Our house was a foreclosure and was empty for years, so I'm sure he's just pissy because he liked it being empty. DH and I have fantasized about all the mean things we want to do to him, such as: launching large german shepherd turds into his yard so he gets a nice surprise when he mows, sneaking over in the dark and spraying all of his precious plants with roundup, carrying percy around at the end of the driveway (he screams bloody murder, deafening screams!) at 2 am (afterall, there is no sound ordinance in the county) piling a bunch of crap in our yard so when he sits on his back porch he has to look at it, and many other ideas which are too vile to mention. We obviously wouldn't really do these things, but it's fun to imagine if we did. I am disappointed that I missed him falling off of his riding mower, (which goes a max speed of like 1 mph...so nut sure how he even managed that one.) and the mower taking off by itself and going into the little creek.
         
        04-19-2013, 12:19 PM
      #519
    Trained
    Ewwwww! It hit like that an hour north of us , 6 inches in 4 hours (of course only 1 inch of rain here)! Total chaos up there, better today.
    Isn't it a bummer you can't play in flood water? Especially in horse pastures, lol!!!
    Get you that break!! You deserve it!

    YAY for DD!!! Can't wait for picts!

    (I know this place where there aren't neighbors... Just sayin!!)

    We had to have our well worked on this morning. Was chatting with the guy about hunting, he has a cabin 10 miles down the road. Was hittin me up about where the turkey are, bla bla, aren't that many anymore, yak yak... Told him to go check out the ridge across from us (10 miles away), such n such holler, etc.....
    DH came home and well guy told him we were talkin turkey... Said I told him where all the good flocks were...
    I laughed, and said "you think I told you where they are, LOL!!" Little does anyone know we've been feeding them in our holler and are running a "herd" of about 100 down there! LOL!!!

    (Yeah sorry girls, that's country gossip round here, most exciting thing I gots!!)

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        04-19-2013, 12:31 PM
      #520
    Green Broke
    We used to have horses at a farm that had lots of corn fields in the flood plain of the Yadkin River. Any time those fields would flood, we'd throw on bathing suits and sneakers and take the horses swimming. The water would be about 6 or 7 foot deep at the deepest spots, and sloped in so slowly that it was just perfect for that. That was back in my college days when hubby and I were dating though, many many moons ago....
         

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