On Friday evening we had .8" of rain. On Sunday evening our rain gauge at the house collected another 1.6".
And Monday afternoon and evening we had another .8". Not a lot for many of you, but here in the desert, that's just huge!
Other parts of the ranch are too wet to get to so we're fairly certain even more fell in those areas.
We didn't have a very big sale at the sale barn on Monday and I was off of work at 2:30. I headed to the grocery store to pick up just a couple of things when our boy called as I was going through the self checkout and asked whether I was enjoying the rain. It wasn't raining in town, but he was driving past the ranch on his way to work in Texas and he said he'd never seen it rain like it was. He pulled down our road and visited with DH until the storm had passed. When I hit the ranch border, the water was just standing and running everywhere although the hard rain had let up and it was just lightly raining, It's a good day when water is standing in the pastures
The culverts were running water at full capacity
and I swam my way down river road:
that was washing out in numerous places.
As soon as the sun dawned, we pulled on our muddy boots, I grabbed my camera, and we made a rain run down the highway. It's too wet to get to very many places but the ranch is dissected by a 2 lane paved road and we can drive 10 miles and still have the ranch on either side. The bar ditches were full
And the rain had washed out some pipeline at the highway
DH wanted to take inventory of the damage
The fence held up well. The water had pushed some debris against it, but no fence repair will be needed. We were only able to get to a few rain gauges, but it's nice when you have to pour them out 3 times in a week
And when it rains around here, the phone starts ringing as rainfall reports are big topics of conversation
Too wet to go any further after this rain gauge
These culverts finally got a break and did a good job of keeping the road from being washed out:
This young buck was enjoying the cool morning as we drove by
Sights like this mean we'll have good grass to see us through the winter
And sights like this make me realize that we are abundantly blessed
I took both of these photos standing in the same spot. I just turned around and saw this. To God be the glory