Yesterday was a beautiful day. Maci and I had several things we wanted to get done, but Ryan had other plans for us. So, we played taxi most of the morning. Moving him to a different farm and running for parts. We knew when Quentin got home we had to take him to town for practices, so we decided to do our cattle chores early. Good thing we did! Of course, the cattle weren't up at the bunks because it was earlier than normal feedin' time. So, we had to drive back in the pasture and find them--gotta get a proper head count. As we were driving back out we started seeing raindrops on the windshield.
Whew! Just in time! It started out with a few sprinkles, but it turned into a gully washer! It came down fast. Within a couple hours it stopped and I had this much water in the feed bucket that was in the back of my pickup...
We measured 4 1/2 inches!!!
The water in our neighbor's pond was coming out around the side of the dam.
The next picture is the bottom of the hill in our field (corn, this year). It looks like half the farm washed down and covered the little corn plants out there. Sure wish we wouldn't have had that early snow last fall, so we would have been able to do the terrace work on this part of the farm. That would have helped, but with this heavy of a rain it also could have blown out a new terrace pretty fast.