Rain, rain go away!

A trench we dug after the snow came for a water line. It is 200 ft long and 4 ft deep. It filled with water immediately.

Since last April all the way into December we had rain like I’ve never seen in these parts. It was great for our garden until August when we got so much rain it caused root rot and kept us from getting a full harvest. It also limited our progress on outdoor projects but worst of all it put us so far behind on processing wood that we are still cutting now in January which means we are spending lots of time out in the cold and getting seasoned wood that is damp at best. We have to use our dry wood which is limited to get enough heat in the wood stove to get the damp wood to burn. Fortunately we found a sawmill that sells dry hardwood slabs for a really low price. Come spring we will start cutting for next winter as soon as things thaw out.

These things even though they were mostly out of our control have been a good lesson to teach us to plan for difficult situations.

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