Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The year of the floods at the blueberry farm

I think we've had more rain this year than most. I remember one weekend during the blueberry season where we had more than 5 inches in an afternoon. Do any of you remember that deluge and what you were doing at that time?

My kids got out their boogie boards and skim boards and were running up and down the blueberry rows pretending they were at the ocean catching waves. Wyatt had a friend over and they all three took turns splashing and getting wet and trying to stand up on the skim board.

We also had a bunch of blueberry customers that ran out of the field. We had others that arrived during the rain and went out into the field with their buckets and umbrellas and picked blueberries! They had come from Morrisville, Apex and other places further afield and didn't want to go home empty-handed. Can't say that I blame them.

If you have a fun story to share about being caught in the rain, feel free to post it as a comment and share with us.

This weekend we had over 8 inches of rain. Because we were not experiencing drought conditions from all the other rain we've had this year, we couldn't handle that much at one time. The pond overflowed into the ditch and the entire driveway was under water for several hours on Sunday afternoon. By the time we went to bed the water had receded to the point where we could get the cars out. We typically don't see that much standing water except in hurricane or tropical storm conditions. Can you remember when the last great flood was around here? I was trying to think what storm was the last good sized one that hit us but couldn't put my finger on it.

I'll post the photos from both of these rain events later this afternoon after I get the rest of my work done.

1 comment:

  1. We had a very wet Summer the beginning of Autums was glorious which lasted for a few weeks. My blackberries were plenty and delicious. Blackberries thrive during the wet weather.