7 Inches of Rain in Texas.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HK_User, Jul 8, 2015.


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  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Just a little rain they said!

    7 inches of rain in about 4 hours and then a neighbors pond overflowed to our place.

    So quick but messy drainage repairs.


    Emergency Berm as a secondary move.
    7_8_2015 3 Berm Repair.JPG


    Same berm.
    7_8_2015 2 Berm Reapir from 7 inches of rain.JPG


    Barn was about to flood so move that mud and dirt!

    7_8_2015 4 Emergency drainage from 7 inches of rain.JPG


    The Kubota Tractor had never been worked in the Mud and I was pleased with the tires and other extras I selected.
    7_8_2015 5 Mud Hole made by the Kubota Tractor to Drain 7 inch rain fall.JPG


    Just more mud and work to do when things dry out.
    Not a drop of water in the barn
    7_8_2015 1 Mud Hole from  7 inches of rain.JPG
     
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  2. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Yup, got friends near Nevada, Mo.
     
  3. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    We had a few hot days and now the rain is back up here as well. We put tarps down under the apricot tree so we weren't gathering up apricots from the mud. Have to go out a few times a day to get them out of the tarp pond now. The worst thing is the flies. OMG it's like there's a mouth to hell around here somewhere I don't know about and the king of flies is releasing his armies upon our back door. All this rain has them breeding like mad.
     
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  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    We had flies by the bushel then the heat picked up and the Dragon Flies came out and had dinner.
     
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  5. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Wow you Texans need more water wing sent your way or just floaties?
     
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  6. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Bull Dozers would be nice!
     
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  7. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++ Site Supporter++

    We are 22 inches above normal where I live in East Texas. I could bale hay in my garden. Too wet to even walk in it. Getting out of the creek bottom and up the hill next year.
     
  8. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Your sky may be hazy due to the forest fires!!!
     
  9. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Yes you can buy aluminum cookware. The illness rate of aluminum workers is the same as the rest of the population.
     
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  10. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    I don't know how much dumped on us last night and early this morning but I feel like I'm picking cranberries instead of apricots. The tarp under the tree is ankle deep in water. Looks like the storm knocked most of the fruit out of the tree tho so this will be the last of the apricots to put up.
     
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  11. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Stay safe @HK_User ... "Dragon Flies"... yikes that doesn't sound good... what are they?
     
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  12. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    @Bear
    [​IMG]
    Very benign to humans.
     
  13. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    We call them Mosquito Hawks.
     
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  14. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Stay safe @HK_User and other Texans.
     
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  15. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Yeah but think how happy the three remaining fish in Meredith must be.
     
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  16. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    One of the only sky hunters that can kill a bee in the air and consume them in flight. This is very amazing since the Bee can reverse it's body in flight and sting a human while still maintaining their original flight path. Never swat at a bee in flight they can reverse their body while maintaining the original direction and what you will hit is their stinger, yet the Dragon Fly manages to make a meal out of the Bee while we get stung.

    Engineers say that the Dragon Fly's design makes it impossible for them to fly, then again Engineers have their own problems with flight.
     
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  17. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    I can hear them now.
    "Thirteen and a half percent full!"
    "I never seen so much water!"
    "Another twenty percent and they'll let them damn boats back on."
    "Never happen"
     
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  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Saw on a science show a little while back, someone made a mechanical dragonfly. That flies!
     
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  19. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    For a long time, they swore bees could not fly (BEE-cause they didn't understand it correctly) , and now it's dragonflies that can't fly?;) so two critters that can not fly, have unique abilities, and both attack while airbourne?
    (Who says "God doesn't have a sense of humor?;))
     
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  20. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Bees can't float and breath. Dragon Fly? Don't Know.
     
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