Friday, March 23, 2007

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Farm.... =)

April showers are here a bit early this year. We have had lots of rain. We would like to till our garden and plant some potatoes and peas. It is just too soggy to do that. The picture below is part of our garden area. You can see the standing water.

Our pond is full and overflowing. It is designed to overflow on the one end and go on down the hill. We were going to put a pipe in the other end of the pond but with the lay of the land, this was the easiest thing to do. You can see the overflow on the right of the picture. There have been some Mallard ducks down there recently. I don't know if they were just passing through or if they plan on taking up residence.

This picture is part of our front yard. Unfortunately, it is the part closest to the house. The grading was not done properly anywhere on this property. All the water drains toward the house and stands against the walls. It would be hard to correct though with all the septic, water and electric lines that run around. We would eventually like to put a porch along the front and that would help some.

With all the daffodils and spring flowers coming out in January and then getting frozen hard, I did not think we would have much of a display. From the looks of things, they have come up fast and furious and it is looking like a banner year for daffodils. This is along the front of the house.

If you look close, you can see the standing water out in the pasture area. Things are really greening up with the rain and the warmer temperatures we have had.

We are not complaining about the rain at all. God has a perfect plan and perfect timing for that plan. So many areas of our country experienced bad droughts last year. So, we look at the rain as a blessing. It may slow our season up a bit, but maybe there are other things the Lord is going to have for us to do. What is the weather like in your area of the world? I would love to hear from more of you and where you are from. Quite a few people click in on this blog each day. Don't forget to sign up for the give away up above.


LadySnow said...

I know all about standing water! We have a lake out our front steps. I feel like I need "waders" just to get to the car. ;)

Emily said...

Hi Marci! We have lots of little ponds all over our property from the melting snow. I'm not complaining, although our driveway is quite the quagmire. My little pot of hyacinths is blooming now and just exuding perfume all throughout the kitchen. Come on, spring! :)

Kelli said...

Hi Marci! I love the way the air smells after a spring rain! I'm hoping we get some this week. Your pond very full! I hope the ducks stick around!

Anonymous said...

No, complaining. I know you're not but I will tell you our scenario, nonetheless. We are in desperate need of rain. I don't even know how long it has been since our last rain. The pollen is so thick that the car looks yellow. It is also causing our horses nose to bleed a little. So far so good I haven't gotten sick but DH has a sinus thing going. Please send it our way.LOL

Anonymous said...

Marci I feel bad for you it would be nice if you could get the vegetables in.. We still have snow and got snow last night.. Brenda