Thursday, September 23, 2010
When I can't sleep I listen to the radio and all night; last night I was hearing warnings of flash flood. When we bought this farm 2 years ago we had been looking for a farm along a trout stream. We had made an offer on a property along the Zumbro River, but someone made a sweeter offer first. Then we drove through a valley near Whitewater State park and Rog said, "This is my dream spot. Let's hold out for a place like this."
The very next week we had a 500-year flood and that valley was scoured clean. We changed our vision of our dream spot - and this farm on the hill sounded pretty good. I am so grateful that we purchased our little farm on the hill.
My drive into town tonight to deliver CERTS materials and pick up Rog from work was full of very wet drama. Recently harvested corn fields along our road were saturated, flooded.
Blessedly, other than soggy poultry and cows, Squash Blossom Farm is avoiding any flood problems. Rain is STILL falling. My heart goes out to the folks downstream who have their rain plus our rain to deal with tonight!