I couldn’t get to work yesterday because the roads were flooded and closed. I was worried about being stuck in town if I could get to work, and was planning to take pj’s and a change of clothes in case. Although the thought of a night on the (country) town sounded ok, I am glad I didn’t have to even try to go.
|This is where we normally cross the creek near our house!|
On Wednesday night we were watching The West Wing (best tv show ever!), when we heard an almighty crack. At first we thought it was thunder, but it kept going. Country Boy realised that it was probably a tree falling over. He went out to investigate and found a huge old tree near the dam had fallen over.
The tree was already partially dead, and the ground is water logged and spongy being so close to the dam, so it just over balanced. Unfortunately it came down on the pump shed which supplies water to the garden and toilets. Luckily though, the actual pump was undamaged!
The ground all around it is so soft that the tractor would just get bogged trying to move it, so we have to just leave it until the ground dries. Even then it is so huge that it will take a lot of work with a chainsaw to cut it up. The main trunk is wider than I am tall!
|The pump shed has been there for about 40 years.|
With the creeks and rivers up, Hannah’s school was also closed (the teachers couldn’t get there), so we spent an enjoyable day close to home.
The worst of the flooding is clearing, though we are expecting more rain for the next week so we might have more problems again soon, particularly if we get a really heavy down pour.