I wish I could sing that song “mud, mud, I like mud….I’m absolutely, positively wild about mud”…but alas, I cannot. 😦
It is not in my DNA to like mud or even messes, which is a really funny thing considering our little farm here!
Maybe it’s my subconscious telling me that it’s time to change my dirt free ways, maybe, just maybe. Although I am learning to be ok with messes and muck, I don’t think I’ll ever like it. This past week my muck-less ways were really tested as it rained and rained and rained followed by 2 days of REALLY heavy rain. All was fine and dandy until Sunday when the hubs went to feed the piggies and they were all but floating in their pen. Their house and bedding were under water and their entire pen had about 4 inches in most places with deeper spots all over (those of which I found myself, lucky me!).
Out we went to move the pig house, once we did that we just watched the water flow right under the gate of the pen and just pooled wherever it wanted to. Thankfully we had an extra set of hands! My Hubs brother-in-law was here and he had the brain power to just watch the water and let it-lead us on the route out of the pen…so trench one was built and ran directly through the pen to empty it. Then the real work began, the boys dug a huge trench to move the water away from and around the pen. Thank goodness for quick thinking!
Everything is wet, but drying, thankfully. As for the chickens, this batch is not afraid of the rain and was fully embracing it for its worm producing qualities, taking a break on the porch every once in a while.
Getting out of the rain….
Our standard footwear these days…
What’s left of the mud bath at the Piggie Pen spa….
They didn’t mind half as much as we did!
Oh…the treasures they are finding in the mud!
Trench one finally dried…
Trench 2 still running with rain water…
And there you have it…mud, mud and more mud.
Not a dream situation at all, but hey…it’s all part of living on our little farm.
Life is getting back to normal as the sun decides to share itself with us, things dry and we are all still a bit soggy, but a bit wiser for it. 🙂