Apr 25, 2011

It's the rainy season!

It's the wet season here in NE Oklahoma, and when I say wet, I mean DRENCHED!!  It started out with a nice storm on Friday, sprinkling a little bit and lightening a lot.  It filled up some ditches with a little water...
 and made everything very green!
 And then yesterday, there it went...Sprinkling turned into downpours!  Our house is on an elevated piece of property, which I'm VERY thankful for, and you'll see why in the following pictures.  Most of the rest of our property is not though.  Pretty soon, everything was covered in water...
About 3" of water
Pasture 1
The front yard
According to one lady, this is the most water she's ever seen in Tahlequah for 30 years!  This series of storms has just made a HUGE mess out of our goat barn and pen area.  Inside the barn is flooded as well as the outside...
Kinda cool how the water snakes around!  The water's cleaning my goat pen, LOL!
We also have a wet-weather creek that never runs unless it rains a lot.  It was flowing SO fast, kinda like a mini river.  It knocked out a bunch of vegetation because it grew so large!

And to end this messy Oklahoma story, we have a NOT so rare surprise for you...
Yep, that's the 2' long adult Copperhead me and my brother found and killed this morning!  It was in the chicken pen, all tangled up in some netting...and boy was that thing hissing!  Thank God it didn't get to our chickens!

So, that's all for today :)  Still storming here a bit.
-Hannah

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