We got 4 3/4 inches of rain in about 30 hours, a total of around 9 inches for the week. The clay ground here was already saturated, meaning lots of flooding! Esther got a few pictures of it, so I thought I’d let you see what we’ve been seeing.
One note about the post Monday, the day the truck washed away: There are two pictures there of the ford. One is from a slight distance and the other is from the edge of the water. Both were taken the same time–the one shows how deceptive that ford is, how deeply it dips!
Water pouring off the oat field into one of our paddocks.
This is how deep the water was, flowing through our paddocks–it’s normally dry!
Poor cows are suffering from the wet. This was the only shelter they could find from the howling southerly, coming straight from Antarctica.
Several hours after the rain stopped, the children rode their bikes down to the ford where the truck still sits, and Esther got some beautiful pictures of a clean, waterlogged world with the sun peeking through for a few minutes! The Jed River has gone down some already.
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