Update. Well, I thought the heavy stuff was done with about 10:30. Wrong. About 11, a cell formed west of here, and just seemed to spread over the area, and not move much. At about 12:30 the heaviest rain was over with. We got another 1.5", for a total of about 2.6" in just over two hours. It’s raining lightly now and it looks like it’s finally fading out some.
When it let up, i ventured outside with the spotlight again. Not a pretty sight. The potato patch has three channels running through it now, with some of the seed potatoes exposed. And this a day after we planted them. The lower plot by the old house has parts partially washed out as well. Thankfully we don’t have any more veggies planted yet, and we’ll have to wait another week before we can plant again.
I checked the strawb patch, and while there’s standing water in places, none of the plants are washed out.
I checked the lower driveway, which got washed out twice last year, but this year is in better shape. I had earlier this year cleared out some obstructions that were preventing proper drainage through cuverts and pipes. As I write this inside, I can hear the roar of the runoff rolling down the creek bed on the north side of the property. We are OK as we’re on the top of the hill, and there are various drainage ditches around the farm.
I can’t stand this freaking weather. We had a similar scenario almost exactly a year ago, with similar results. I am tired and pi$$ed, and I gotta get up in 5 hours. Hopefully we’ll be able to get out in the morning. Nite all.