Monday, August 22, 2011

Wet Weather.

Husband spent most of the day pumping water away and though most of the puddles are gone the ground is still very soggy.  It is supposed to be fine tomorrow so that will give it a bit of a chance to dry out but more rain is forecast for later in the week.  

This is me standing in front of my car.  The water is now gone but it is soggy and slippery.

To boot or not to boot.

The shed the HyLines use has water in it.  I  put dry hay in there for them, to keep them dry.

More than half of this pen was under water.

The water was being pumped out of these 2 hoses for most of the day.  We had a pump in the old duck pond and another in the hole we have dug for the wishing well.  The ground is so wet that the holes would refill as soon as the water was pumped out.

This is the old duck pond, it is around 6foot x 10foot and 2 foot deep.  Because it is the lowest part of the yard it acts as a sump and the ground water seeps into it.  Today it has filled and been emptied a few times.

Our area did receive a lot of rain, more than 43mm overnight, but we still need heaps more to get the dams up and able to cope with the Summer demand. 


  1. That is a lot of water! Do you ever have to pump water from your property, or is this the first time. Is there a chance your home will flood?

  2. We won't flood, I don't think, though we are on low flat ground. This used to happen all the time, it's one reason we dug the duckpond, as a sump for the groundwater to collect in because the yard was always under water. It hasn't happened for 4 or 5 years but we have had so much rain over the last couple of weeks nothing hasn't had a chance to dry out at all.


  3. Wow, very soggy! Good idea for the duckpond too. It's been a wet winter but some areas just get drenched.