Tuesday, September 8, 2009
We got rain today
We got rain today in buckets full. We are still working on our root cellar and trying to finish it so we can back fill and get the hill side behind our house fixed back before the fall rains set in. That was not going to happen today. The plan was to try to finish the out side by filling in the holes left from the form anchors but it was giving rain so we didn't try that. We got the rain. The down pour caused water to run off the hill to the already filled in ditch behind the house and it over flowed. We had water running every where. And along with the water was the clay mud from the runoff. I got out with a hoe and shovel to try and open the drainage ditch to re-direct the water so it didn't run under the house. It was kinda cool to go barefoot and walk in the squishy mud. It has been many years since I could get away with that. At least I didn't have to ruin a good pair of boots and I am sure my feet got exfoliated. Then I was off to the rain barrel out back to rinse off the mud and come in and finish supper. Another day in the life. Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.