We had as much rain in 24 hours as we normally get in a month and across the Ottawa river on the Quebec side they have called in the army to help. The rain has come down softly at times, filtered with sunlight, the rain has come down steady with grey sky’s and its come down in sheets so thick, that you can’t see what is in front of you.
We have dripping gear and coats hung up to dry, we have mud everywhere.. thick clinging mud, pulling and sucking at our strength in so many ways, reminding us that we must look down if you want to have a chance at your footing, and the slog to do chores is real and taking 3 to 5 times longer do to the fact that everything takes longer to move, haul and shift.
To say that I am grateful that my new roof is on would be a very fair statement, yes I know that there is still the ridge cap needed after this photo but that was done etc. I just didn’t get a photo of it.. so we got the tin on the porch and the work all done on the roof and a very good thing it was finished before this storm system arrived.
On my drive yesterday, I was so surprised to see so many places that had landslides in the farmers fields, anywhere that there is hilly, there are numbers of places where tree’s and whole sections of land just let go due to the amount of water moving under it.
One less yearling ewes in our flock as of today, I plan to butcher out five more over the next two weeks..
That’s what I got today folks.. one foot in front of the other.. one moment to the next.. tomorrow is new day!