John and I went to Tucson yesterday and it was raining on us on the way home. Got home and it didn't look too bad, when all of a sudden it started raining, just about the time John went out to start chores. I looked out one time and couldn't see the feed room. For those that know the distance to the feed room from the house, that was a lot of rain.
In about a 3 hour period, we got 3 1/2 inches of rain. Doug and John were trapped in the feed room, I was in the house and the donkeys were in their pens. That much rain in a short time, flooded some of the pens. In fact John let Bill out of his pen, he had no place to stand that was not standing water. So where did Bill go? Up on the porch of the feed room, where the guys were waiting out the rain.
Actually on the way home, we had to wait at the 1st wash that crosses the road. It's been years since we've got to visit with our neighbors while the water rises and then recedes enough that you think you can make it. Even had the afternoon school bus keeping us company.
We waited about half an hour and finally decided to give it a run. Thank goodness we were in the truck and not the little car, it probably would have floated away. The truck did good and after sacrificing us everybody but the school bus, followed us. They must have some rule about the buses when they have kids on board. He actually had more clearance than us and would be a lot heavier.
That wash crosses the main road 7 times before we can get home. Right after we got home is when the heavy rain started. The wash was already running and adding the new rain to that, destroyed the fences that run across the wash on our property. So the donkeys had to stay in their pens overnight or we would have been chasing donkeys all over this part of Cochise County........!!! LOL
|The post is still up on the bank. All the t-posts went somewhere. To the left is the wash.|
|John is on the other side of the wash, trying to figure out if he can get the wire away from those trees.|
|This is how Casper the mini mule looked this morning, all the donkeys looked about the same. For animals that hate water and really hate to be bathed, if there is mud available, they all will take a mud bath. Needless to say we had mud everywhere.|