Tropical Storm Bill is about to hit us (or his remnants, rather). Fortunately, it looks like we may only get 6-8″ instead of the originally predicted 8-10″ of rain. That’s over the next 24 hours, people.
Yes, you read that right.
Over the next 24 hours, we are supposed to get 1/3 – 1/2 of the total amount of rain we got over the record-breaking ENTIRE month of May.
We’ve had life-threatening flood advisories issued since mid-morning.
We dug a drainage trench on the low end of the garden (where in May, it was consistently ending up with 2-4 inches of standing water after every major downpour) so that hopefully my tomatoes don’t drown.
I may need a canoe to take care of the chickens tomorrow morning.
Speaking of chickens!
I have baby chicks coming! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen quite a bit of chatter from me about it already. Here’s the rundown:
(My best friend/vet Laura is letting me borrow her heat lamp and chick feeder.)
Step 3 of Operation Baby Chickens is complete: Set up brooder! Step 4 is in progress: Test heat lamp to make sure the 12 layers of paper towels don't combust, figure out how to suspend water supply (there is a back up waterer available just in case), and clean food dish. It doesn't look like the duct tape is going to cut it for the water bottle. #backyardchickens
If you read the caption on that last picture, YES. Baby chickies are on their way!
I will brave potential flooding to go retrieve them from the post office if they arrive tomorrow. Yup.