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100 year flood

100 year flood


Snow melt + 2 1/3 inches of rain = 100 year flood.


Flooded gullyWe moved the chickens to the uphill coop when the flood waters began to lap at the toes of their former home.

I tried to retrieve our closer sap bucket, but had to let it go.

Red-winged blackbirds moved into the newly created swamp, and the ducks roamed far and wide.

Maybe we'll be able to cross the creek sometime next week?



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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It seems you are taking it all in stride, but what a flood!

never thought you would need a canoe to gather sap!

Comment by deb Thu Mar 5 18:52:53 2015
Good luck. Hope it passes fast. Come on spring
Comment by jim Thu Mar 5 23:19:37 2015
And Noah said to God, "OK.... But, what's a cubit?"
Comment by doc Fri Mar 6 05:47:32 2015
Mayb you should add a canoe to your homesteading equipment?
Comment by Roland_Smith Fri Mar 6 12:33:46 2015





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