New entry in my Kilt blog 9/21/2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Old Fools Journal: Plenty of Water Here

How inappropriate to call this plane Earth when it is quite clearly ocean. - Arthur C. Clark

The ditches are full and so are some of the yards. This is the ditch in front of the house.
You need a boat to cut the grass.

I have seen it worse than this in a big summer thunderstorm and that is scary because it happens so fast. SWMBO (she who must be obeyed) is more upset about this than I am.
It's still raining (pouring as I write this) but the end is in sight.


Chandra said...

I am glad you are able to grow somethings at least. Where I live, the homeowners before me have put down at least 6 layers of highest grade weed control fabric which makes it hard to dig a hole in the backyard. I think the soil itself is clay-like and hard to dig into.

How hot is that Hass pepper? I use some red chilies in my cooking, but not a lot of green peppers.

Hope the storm doesn't mess y'all up too much!

Peace :)

Oldfool said...

Chandra: Hass is a avocado with the skin that has goose bumps or some say chicken skin and of course they are not hot until I make guacamole.
Google "chile list" and look for a list of chiles and their heat index.
Find one you know and go from there.
It's hard for me to tell someone how hot a chile is because I don't think of Jalapeno as hot.
Don't worry about the yard use a bucket, pot, old suitcase or your hat. Put soil in it and plant. Be sure to water. Most all of my edibles are in pots of some kind.
Start small like with your favorite spice.

limom said...

Don't go floating away!

Johann Rissik said...

That's a sight for sore eyes. Where I live, we measure our rain in mm, probably to make it sound more respectable ;)
If you have a spare inch or two, send it my way. Please.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Dang, all that rain and you are going to keep it over there. Here I thought that you were going to share some with me. At least it cooled things off over this way and only got a sprinkle, less than a tenth of an inch.

Bob from Athens said...

What a difference a few miles makes. As the crow flies we are only about 300 miles apart, On that drought scale we are 778 out of 800 and you got water standing. If only Lee had wandered just a couple of hundred miles west. O well maybe Maria or Nate, will come this way.

Steve A said...

We be patient here in Teas an da rain gonna come. Either that or our dust will blow your way and fill up those ditches.

Steven Cain said...

Thanks for sending some of that rain this way, we needed it! Stay above the water!

Chandra said...

Thanks, Richard! I will try your suggestion.

Peace :)

John Romeo Alpha said...

I know it's part of the natural cycles of the world, and I certainly saw enough of it when I lived near a river as a child, but I don't think I will ever get used to seeing yards full of water like this.

VQ said...

Do fleas swim?

Oldfool said...

Fleas do not swim well and in soapy water not at all. If they can get dry before they drown they survive.
The best part is the larva is in the ground, leaves and grass and it drowns thus breaking the breeding cycle. The cats and dogs have minimum fleas now and we are working on that.