Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm Back!

Well, before I say that, I should probably ask, "Did anybody notice I was gone?" haha. My internet has been kaput since Friday! There is so much to blog about! Where do I start?! How about Friday morning?!

See this rain gauge?

Over 4 inches! Thats what we got in 3 hours on Friday morning. The 3 hours I was up at the chicken houses. Hauling around bucket fulls of dead chickens in the rain is not one of my favorite hobbies. I looked like a drownded rat. When I stepped out of the chicken truck at the freezer shed (where I dump the dead chickens), my shoe went underwater. Wet socks and dead chickens. A match made in heaven.

Anyways, want to know what 4 inches of rain does to newly cleared land and a driveway?

My neighbor asked if he could put a catfish in it.

Don't think 4 inches was all we received though. Since Friday morning, we have had 6 inches of rain. The builder is now supposed to come lay off the foundation on Thursday, but its supposed to rain on Wednesday, and we're already under a flood watch for that, so it's not looking promising. You know it's getting a bit ridiculous when your builder's wife calls and says "I'm sorry, but we've decided not to build you a house. We're building you an ark instead."

Glad somebody's enjoying the rain!

Between floods, I managed to get some flowers planted!

Here's a blueberry cobbler I made with blueberries I picked from a neighbor's yard last year!

And here's one of the Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake that I made for the guys who cleared our land!

To celebrate an entire 24 hours without rain, we decided to grill out and picnic tonight!

Here's the grill master himself!

Look how happy Bo is that I'm back online!


  1. Are those home-grown tomatoes? They sure look ALOT better then the ones in the stores right now. Do you still have the other dog that showed up at your house? I haven't seen you mention him in awhile. I thought about you when I heard about all the bad weather down there and hoped you didn't get much damage. Stay safe!!

  2. Hey !! I am waterlogged too !! Dang rain !!

  3. Update: This morning we got 3.9 inches of rain in 4 hours! This is completely ridiculous! Builder isn't going to get to come for a few more days! Grrr!

  4. That's a mighty fine swimmin' hole you got goin' there, Steph! Wait!! I know!! HOUSEBOAT!! At least you'd be set for the floods...

    That cobbler looked absolutely scrumptious! I swear, if I lived anywhere near you, I'd likely weigh about 400 lbs!! (Even if you didn't invite me, I'd just come over to steal some of that stuff!)

  5. Nope, those weren't home grown tomatoes, our tomato plants are only a few inches tall right now, but they were locally grown. The dog that showed up a while back stayed for about 2 weeks, then she disappeared! I had contacted an animal rescue organization to try to get her some help, and the day before they brought me some medicine for her, she was no where to be found!

    Oh, and about weighing 400 lbs, you're not the only one, I seemed to have inadvertently fattened Lance up too, haha.

  6. I am so sorry about the computer issue! I PRAY that my video didn't do it!

    This rain is INSANE, isn't it? I guess we were lucky that we were in a drought when we built this house...lol!

    The food looks great!
    Make sure you bring some fabulous creation with you on Sunday!!


    Robin :o)

  7. I'm not sure if I'll be there Sunday! We met everybody in Gadsden tonight to eat just in case! We joined the church we've been going to up here last Monday, so we've gotta be there Sunday, which means we wouldn't be down there until 2:00 or after, plus we might be doing something with Lance's Mom. But Granny requested that I make her the taco dip that I usually make on New Years and 4th of July, so if she doesn't eat it all by then, I gave her a bowl of it tonight for Sunday!