Last night about suppertime this was what the sky looked like northeast of us.
And when it started to rain, it poured.
I removed the downspout last week because it was plugged and the water kept going over the top of the gutter into my plants. It filled up this tub in nothing flat. We got 2″ while my sister Becky had about double that much. Her town , Forest City, had serious flooding in many areas. At bedtime it started raining again and we got another inch while Becky’s area had between 3 – 6 inches.
I know so many of you would welcome any amount of rain- wildfires out west and drought in many areas. Why can’t there be a happy medium when it comes to weather? We can’t flood here at the farm so it will never be a problem. My basement floor has cracks which allows the water to seep in but it’s old and there’s nothing down there that matters.
On Saturday the night blooming cereus bud was showing signs of opening.
And Sunday morning it was in full bloom! Just gorgeous!
Someone asked if it was like a Christmas cactus bloom – and yes it is but about 100 times bigger! Or 50 times – just much bigger. Tonite I counted 27 blooms still to open – some very tiny at this point.
And Saturday – my friend Betsy asked if I’d keep a bottle baby goat on Saturday because she was going to her class reunion. He was two weeks old and needed to be fed four times a day. Of course I said YES! Here’s the little darling!
I came home between the wedding and the reception to give him his bottle.
Look at these two outside wanting to get in with him.
I didn’t have enough time that day to actually play with him.
I’m going to make this two posts because I don’t want to lose it all. Be right back!