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Getting a little tired of the rain

Post by Okie on August 20th 2008, 4:26 pm

It has rained and rained and then rained some more. When the rain first started, My yard had cracks 3/4" wide and God only knows how deep. ( Clay Soil)
Now the yards are running with water. I don't guess I have an actual level spot in my yard, if I do it is underwater. The poor chickens are all trying to sprout web feet and gills. I think I get an bit of an idea what living in a rain forest feels like. LOL
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Post by WildCherry on August 21st 2008, 6:33 pm

aww im sorry Sad you can send some my way its just hot here in the high desert of south cali.

try to keep them henny pennys dry as posable. and keep an eye out for bubble foot when the rain is done Sad that chit is hard as heck to get rid of and spreds like wild fire Sad i think painful too if you end up havein to lance the pusspockits Sad

i bought two ducks a few years back that had bubble foot soooooo bad. omg i had to lance and sqush out the cottage chesse lookin infection out of both feets of these poor ducks. LMAO THEY HAD TO RUN ABOUT MY KITCHEN IN BABY BOOTYS for dam near a month befor it healed Sad lol Embarassed

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Post by Okie on August 22nd 2008, 6:31 pm

Poor babies. I can just imagine them in their little booties. LOL
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Post by WildCherry on August 23rd 2008, 2:44 am

yeah it was sad i felt soo bad for them so i bouth them i knew they said bubble foot was hard to get rid of but never dreamed it was as hard as it was to heal and cure. them poor ducks where not used to people eather. the first 2 weeks they just stood in one small courner of the kitchen. never moveing. but i did hear them start to patter a round a bit late at night. lol it took many lanceing and bandage changes. lots of meds and yogerts to get them feets fixed up. and i could not let my other birds in around them intell they where fully healed. thank the lord i had a 2 yr old little girl who had grown out of all her bootys. lmao.

but once they did findly get used to us you should have seen the sliping and a slideing there was going on in my kitchen lmao....

how is that rain going for ya ?

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Post by Okie on August 28th 2008, 11:26 am

The rains have finally given us a break. I turned a couple pens of chickens loose to free range. They found higher and drier places to wait out the rains. I haven't seen any sign of Bumble foot. Thank the Lord.
I figured the rain had softened the soil enough I could pull up spent garden plants and get ready for replanting for Fall Garden. Low and behold, the rains have brought the plants back and I think we will make more squash and tomatoes. The Okra is loaded with blooms and the Anaheim Peppers are just covered. I pulled some of the big weeds and quite a bit of grass that had tried to take over. I think I will broadcast turnip, collard, Broccoli and Cauliflower seeds throughout the garden and let them grow where they will. Smile
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Post by Deb on August 28th 2008, 5:50 pm

Wouldn't mind a drop or two sent up this way.

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Re: Getting a little tired of the rain

Post by Okie on August 28th 2008, 6:17 pm

It seems like it is either drought or floods. I would enjoy the happy middle. I really can't complain. This has been a good year and so was last year. We had our dry spells and our wet spells, but all in all it was good weather. Smile
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Post by tree68 on August 30th 2008, 8:38 pm

Those huge cracks in the lawn from last drought has spoilt the back lawn - thought all the rains would have loosened soil back into cracks but no it didn't.

What should i have to do next time? I've never had that experience of having huge cracks for more than six months - even after the heavy rains.

I feel for ya Dee but be thankful you have the piped water Wink we relied on our precious water tanks and thank goodness it didn't run out due to our being careful with use of water here. Even with two more people living with us then at the time.

Maybe in hundred years time something would be invented so that we will have the rains when we need it and have the sunshine when we need it. Better still a bit of rain every night would be nice ... leaving days full of sunshine Wink ha ha ha
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Post by Belair54 on October 4th 2008, 10:25 am

well neighbor....three weeks now so I would kinda like some rain.......just a little not to much...............you know how oklahoma and the rain is...lol
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Post by ShowMe31 on October 4th 2008, 10:26 pm

I feel yer pain. We either have ground so cracked we fall in when we walk across it or we end up with this. We ended up with several inches in just a few hours. We had to use a boat to get home one evening since the road in flooded. This is our lower horse pasture. Luckily we put the house on the top edge of the valley.

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Re: Getting a little tired of the rain

Post by Belair54 on October 5th 2008, 11:18 am

and I am sure the horse was really glad to see youuuuuuuu.
They say it wil rain today and I hope so but just a smidgen donchaknow
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Re: Getting a little tired of the rain

Post by Okie on October 5th 2008, 12:57 pm

We had a quick downpour night before last. That was the first rain we have had in several weeks. We needed the rain, but not all the pollins and gunk that blew in with it. We are all snotty and have itchy eyes. All three of my grandkids are prone to allergies, they all have colds and are all cutting teeth. The oldest is getting her 6 yr molars, her 10 month old brother is getting some to go with his front four. Their cousin is 4 months and trying to cut his first tooth. I sure wouldn't mind a slow gentle rain that would knock down the stuff in the air. Smile
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Post by WildCherry on October 7th 2008, 5:59 pm

we findly got a little rain last week. lmao. it was a really hard down poor. flooded the desert. i got stuck out in a little town called silver lakes. mm but 15 miles north of our home.

lmao with a bald tire and my hood pron to flyin up at a good gust. (long story dont ask) i was stuck there.

it poored hard about a hour and half or so i guess. i sat with the ladys at the solon with bare feets drinkin colfee and yaping a way. most others that came in the parking lot took on the same idea just left their shoes in the car and rool up their paint legs as well. seemed point less to soke them and all . the water was a little over ankle deep...............

then POOF GONE and sunshine. been dry as a bone ever sence. piff no fun at all i tell ya. Sad

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Post by tree68 on October 7th 2008, 8:34 pm

aw what a painting it would have made - ladies walking thru water to salon full of yakking ladies with rolled up trousers and bare feet Very Happy
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