Thursday, January 08, 2009

First of all, thanks to everyone for the feedback on the photos! I think #4 is the winner. I might add another too, though, maybe the one where we're riding in front of the white fence.

I feel so bad for all the people who are getting flooded right now. I can't imagine how heartbreaking it would be to have your house go underwater. Or worse yet, your horse.

My kids had a "flood day" today. So weird... Haven't had one of those before. Driving to town, it was really shocking to see how flooded the flat was where our creek meets the Palouse river. I've never seen it that bad, although I know it has been worse, but that was before my time.

Here are some pictures I took of our creek yesterday and today. The flooding had already started yesterday, but was nothing compared to today. Big difference!





These next two are the crossing. Not crossing there right now!
Today it would be over Tonka's head:
I took this picture yesterday because I thought it was interesting that something was chewing on the bark.
Look at it today:
So far the creek is staying in its banks here on our place, but the pastures are flooded anyway from their own melt and water coming down through them from the hills above. Nothing terrible, and this happens every year so it's nothing new to us.

India got to go to the vet today. (Like I needed another vet bill.) She has anal gland issues. What fun! Luckily it's an easy (if gross) thing to fix. Steve said he'd show me how to do it so I wouldn't have to keep bringing her back if it continues.

Look how happy she was later:

She gave me a bit of a scare though. She's part whippet, which is a sighthound, and she's easily distracted, as you can see from the pictures. She likes to chase things that move. She went right up to the bank of the creek and started watching chunks of ice go by, and I think she might have jumped in if I hadn't gotten her attention.

Well, I better quit procrastinating and get some housework done.


Linda Reznicek said...

Oh my goodness, you've had your share of health issues lately--what will be it next?!?

I love, love, love your before and after pictures!!!! Thanks!

gtyyup said...

Amazing pics of the difference in just one day...hope you're not in danger of your house and buildings flooding.