Ahavah Ehyeh (ahavah) wrote,
Ahavah Ehyeh

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But Here a Rain Falls Neverending...

It's still raining here in Missouri. We've had massive floods, even here locally -- though our house is safe, thank God -- and many towns are still in a state of emergency. Our neighbor-town has been ruined, from the sound of it. Many were evacuated and lost everything. Yesterday was such a lovely, sunny day and I thought it was all finally over. But this morning brought more rain.

I'm glad I was able to catch up on several loads of laundry yesterday. I have no drier, so I have to use the outside line or a few small lines we have put up in the house. Josh is starting to miss work because it's just raining too much. First most of the crew was flooded and couldn't get out, and then there just wasn't anything they could do when it was pouring so badly. He works at a charcoal factory, which relies a lot on fires and huge kilns. He said he's afraid he may be coming home early today, too. We really can't afford all the work he's been missing.

My lawn is a jungle already. Ticks and snakes get bad here, so I'm anal about keeping my yard mowed. My lawn mower is broken, and we had a hard time finding a replacement piece. We finally found one that is -close- but not exactly the same, and we're hoping it will work so I can get my mower back up and running. I think Josh gave away our old broken push mower, so if we can't get the rider fixed, we'll be seriously screwed. We have 4 or so open acres where the house sits, and I have to keep it mowed somehow.

My garden seems okay. I'm glad Josh talked me into doing hilled rows. I think that's helping keep everything from flooding. My onions still haven't come up, so I don't think they're going to, so I'll have to plant something else there. The weeds are already getting terrible in the big chunk of plot I hadn't rowed up yet. I hope it doesn't take over the whole thing. I'm still waiting for Josh to be able to fix my tiller, too (I pulled the start-up string out).

We lost a wounded chicken. He'd been hurt and was laying near our porch, but he went and hid when the bad thunderstorm started up. We couldn't find him anywhere, but we found him yesterday hidden up under my bench. He hadn't made it. I was afraid that would happen when we couldn't find him, but he'd been lying around doing poorly, so he might not have made it anyway. I still feel bad for him, even if he was the mean rooster.

I hope the rain stops soon. We really could use a longer break.
Tags: farm, life, mo

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