Not a 100-year flood (yet)
I'm pretty sure our
current flood is the
biggest one since we've moved to the farm, but you shouldn't be alarmed
--- we won't be getting our feet wet any time soon. We live up on
an abruptly-raised plateau that allows us to survey the floodwaters,
but we'd need an astounding amount of rain for the water to get up this
high. In fact, we aren't even at 100-year flood levels yet.
Old-timers in the area
tell me they remember when a flood extended all the way to the old
house, which used to sit on the south side of our front garden. I
can't really imagine that much water, and suspect those old-timers
might have the house confused with another one back in this holler, but
Besides the alligator swamp
bridge floating out
of place (already happened), the most-likely flood event we'd have to
deal with is evacuating the chickens from their current coop to the one
we usually use for broilers. During a break in the rain, our
flock was out foraging at the edge of the floodwaters, but they soon
settled back on their roosts to wait out the storm.
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