Thursday, April 23, 2015

Good Fences #57 After the Flood

We had over 2 inches of rain on Sunday.  There was severe flooding throughout the county and schools were closed on Monday.
J holding his head in his hands
Depression hit J hard as he went out to inspect the damage.   Remember his dream, to have a farm with all new fences.  HERE
Well, what use to be new and good has washed away.  This section had 7 posts pulled out of the ground and the fence broken.  
 The water got up so high that all the debris caught in the fence.  With the pressure of the water behind it, the fence just gave way.  100's of feet of our fences along the creek are ruined.
 Since E was out of school we put her to work.  We pulled all of the staples out of the fence posts so we could pull the wire back up.  J put in 3 temporary steel posts and we tied the wire up to them.
While we were doing this it rained and hailed another inch.
This section is not as good as it was but at least it might turn the cattle until we can get a permanent fix done.
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16 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Oh my, I am sorry your fence was washed away.. That must have been some storm.. Amazing photos! I hope things have calmed down now.. Have a happy day!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow! I'm so sorry. That must have been a horrible storm. I hope the sun comes out and dries up the mud. You might need a super fence along that creek in case it happens again!

EG CameraGirl said...

EW! Not a nice surprise to have to deal with!!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, no! i'm so sorry! yes, i do remember his 'dream' post. darn it! i have a couple of creek areas that get ruined and i have to continually clear the debris and trees, etc. or it'll take the fence, but yours was right in the field!

bj said...

So so sorry to have you go thru this. There is lots of hard work ahead for ya'll but it will be good again.

Andy Wilson said...

Referred via Good Fences #57 Run*A*Round Ranch Report

Alica said...

Ugh...I'm sorry! I can just imagine the feeling in the pit of your/his stomach when seeing the damage. The weather can just be so brutal!

Margaret Adamson said...

Oh dear. What a mess and work for you to put right.

Mrs Shoes said...

Harsh.
Been there.
Sorry you have to restart the project.
Mother Nature is a Bi-otch.

Felicia said...

I'm so sorry for your lost fence.

Keep encouraged.

Ida said...

I'm so sorry to hear and see the destruction of your fence from all the rain. It had to be discouraging but it's good that you had help getting it cleaned up and put back together as best as possible.

Nancy's Notes said...

I'm so sick about this for you! Lots of work involved too. Hope the rain will help and give you some major green this summer!

Ian H said...

That must have been some rain. Sorry to see the damage.

Marie C said...

How awful! I am so sorry this happened to your fences. And so much work to put things to rights, too.

Latane Barton said...

Oh how sad. I sure hope hubby gets things all fixed and in the right order again soon.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

My condolences! The storm here was bad, but we had nothing like that new fence at risk.
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