Here is our rain gauge just after noon today, with the rain still coming down hard.
But the flood waters in our front pasture had receded a little.
Tom ventured out to Hickson to get more sandbags. This is F&S Road near Prairie
This is Grip Road near Prairie.
This is the Samish River raging near there.
This is a flooded home near Hickson.
This is heading back on Prairie Road.
He decided to go get some gas for the truck, just in case. Here he is coming north on Highway 99 heading back home. Belleville Honey is quite flooded.
And here he is driving north on Highway 99. The waves are lapping on the shoulder of the highway, eroding it further.
Here are the second batch of sandbags.
This is the back of the barn with more sandbags.
Our geese are the only ones happy today.
Here is the front of the barn with additional sandbags. Tom says we stacked 40 bags. Pretty good for a 56 year old lady with a still sprained ankle, adrenal insufficiency and long COVID.
Now it is just a waiting game. Is the rate of water entering our farm exceeding the amount leaving it through a 30 inch culvert under Prairie Road or not? Will the rain hold off? Will we keep our power with all the wind and saturated tree roots? Will our road stay open? Will we need to evacuate our animals onto coyote infested land? How much of the hay in our hay barn are we going to lose? just
That’s just too scary! I’m going to be praying until you say you don’t need it!
Just hang in there!
Thanks for the prayers. I am hoping we don’t need them. The rain has stopped and the Samish River is just starting to recede. So we are probably past the worst of it.
I hope it’s over.
We’re having a fair amount of rain here, but not as much as you’ve had.
I hope not as much. It has been crazy amounts of rain here.
so relieved to hear that the waters appear to be receding. really hope we’re through the worst of it.