The Keeper came out yesterday and dug trenches to relieve any flood areas. She also put sandbags at the back of all our stalls to keep the water from coming in. When we have this much rain, being as flat as the terrain is, there is no place for the water to go, so we have to prepare for floods. The Keeper also firmed up all the dirt dikes that help keep the water out.
You will notice in one of the pictures that Major Goldie is inspecting the sandbags. We call her Major Goldie because she is the chicken boss around here. She also feels it is her duty to inspect any work done around here. She is a pretty touch boss. She has been in this barn almost as long as I have. She is one tough cookie.
Funny story, the Keeper put all the sandbags out before the rain. When she came back to feed, Durango, the big paint horse, had picked up all the sand bags and his stall and played with them until they were empty.The Keeper had to refill the bags before the storm came through. Durango is always in some kind of trouble. He is my pasture mate and I tolerate him, but he can be a pain. I'm sure you will hear more of his antics as this blog continues.
We are all dry and toasty, tucked into our stalls for the nights. Hopefully everyone reading this is also tucked in and warm for the night. Until we meet again. Pie