Monday, May 04, 2009


On Friday night, meteorologists forecasted heavy rain during the night, and warned of possible flash floods in our area. As predicted, it stormed all night. But somehow, the words "flash flood" don't seem sufficient to describe the deluge we met the next morning. It was amazing! If I hadn't seen it, I would've never believed how high the water could get! 

This is the view across the road from our barn. You can't usually see the creek from here.

This is the edge of our pasture...uhhhh...lake. Somewhere under all that water is the fence Jacob has been working  so hard on. The current through our pasture took out a few posts and mangled some wire. 

With the help of some wonderful neighbors, we managed to get the sheep and the cow to higher ground before the water overtook them. This picture was taken pretty early on...the water rose much higher before the day was over.I just realized that we hadn't posted a picture of Jacob's cow, yet. Here she is. She is a Red Devon heifer named Ingrid (No, she was already named when he bought her...but it sounds like a name he'd come up with :).

Well, we don't usually have a river in the middle of the driveway, but it does add a classic touch to the out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere atmosphere.

Since our garden is on top of the hill, it was spared. The worst of it was that a few lettuce seeds may have washed away in the downpour. We are very thankful that it was no worse. 
Water is very powerful. Two days worth of rain produced an enormous amount of excess water and plenty of destruction. Just imagine the rain pouring down for forty days and nights, as it did in Noah's day! This flood was a good reminder of God's covenant with Noah:
And God said: "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set my rainbow in the cloud and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. It shall be be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between me  and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh."
Genesis 9:12-15
-Tricia Ann


Rose said...

Wow, I'm speechless. Thank goodness this did not come into your house! I will pray for you for the Lord to send sunshine.

marmee said...

it is difficult to imagine 40 days and nights of this but aren't we on about 6 days now. we are praying for you. it takes patience to farm/garden.