Sunday, June 21, 2009

Flooding in Eastern Iowa & more junk





Last Friday night (6/19), we received almost 5 inches of rain in only 45 minutes. Here are just a few pictures of our farm. Below is the field right below our house that has a creek running through it. As you can see, the creek was out - all over! This WAS my garden! It is just outside of that field ictured above. This is the THIRD year in a row that my garden has flooded, but this is by far the worst! It literally took all of the dirt right out! So far, I have only recovered 3 tomato cages - I suppose the rest are out in the field somewhere!

Another picture of the field and all of the dirt from my garden AND my cute rusty wagon that SHOULD have flowers in it!

Our road to the east of our house...


Another field of ours - to the east of our house...




Our street sign...





Our front yard...and field...and my garden!


The water receded very quickly and luckily, there was no MAJOR damage. We will wait to see if the corn "comes back up." Our basement was soaked - but no standing water, just wet floor. The town south of us had several flooded businesses, but no homes were majorly damaged that I know of. I beleive that we are very lucky. We saw what happened to everyone in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City last year and this is NOTHING compared to that!




BEOFRE the flood, I took some pictures of some more junk... Here is a little blue table - looks like it had a drawer. I need to think of something creative to do with that little opening, or just leave it??



This is some kind of feeder...need to think of something fun to do with this, too.



I LOVE old school chairs! I would like to find enough to outfit my dining room table. Kind of weird, I guess. Maybe because I am a teacher. One thing is for sure - they are STURDY!!

Just realized how bad this pic is, sorry! I picked this up at an auction the other night...paint it?? what color??


LOVE these washtubs! I might have a hard time selling them! I am thinking of filling them with ice and pop for my summer sale!


























4 comments:

red.neck chic said...

Oh my goodness - that flooding is amazing! I am so thankful that all is well for you and you didn't suffer major damage - I hope your garden makes a come back!!!

:-) robelyn

junkermidge said...

That's a LOT of rain. We had quite a whopper of a storm, too, here in West Michigan but I don't think it could have been the same one. Just a stormy weekend I guess.
Midge

thehillbillies said...

Looking at your pix, I had a flashback to my yard last year this time... we had water in our basement, my backyard was flooded, my grandma lost her house... Glad everything turned out o.k. Good news, the grass will be lusher and the trees taller!!!

Jill said...

Weather always humbles us doesn't it? So glad there is no major damage.

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