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I'm a mother of four and grandmother of seven, I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 47 years.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ON THE EDGE OF THE MIGHTY ST JOHN RIVER

Yesterday on our quiet street, there was a constant parade of curious car drivers driving through to see the river level. It happens every spring..... An update on our flood situation just after lunch.


The water level is at the very edge of the road in front of our house.


There are about 2 feet of water on the road at the upper end of the Lane and he city has put a small barricade. We can use the other Lane but it has about 8 inches of water on the road.


This is level with our road. The water level is holding it's own.


The milk truck driver  has to be rerouted in the other Lane  and my husband went to meet him with the tractor.


This is the pasture in the back of our barn, along side of the Lane looks like a lake.

We pretty well go through this every spring and all is well at the moment.
Take care and enjoy the beautiful sunshine.
Hugs,
JB

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A LITTLE UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF OUR YARD SINCE APRIL 1ST

I took some pictures of our  yard on April 1st after the big snow storm and I was going to post about it and then I got so busy hooking every spare moments that it didn't get done.... I also reasoned that no one would be interested in looking at more snow...

I took some more photos this afternoon, April 15th while I was waiting for someone to arrive, so here are the before and after photos


Looking at the shed and Gazebo after the big snow storm.





The same view two weeks later after warmer weather...



Looking at the back deck



Looking at the back deck today, two weeks later





My garden filled with  tons of snow




 My garden two weeks later. My pave driveway is in need of repair especially on the edge.


The St John River water level has started to rise faster today and this morning the level was about 14 inches below the measuring stick and at 3:00pm this afternoon it had risen to within a few inches below the marker.  Now at 8:00 pm it has risen to the 4th mark on the stick. That stick measures up to 8 meters...
We flood at 6.5 meters and they predict that by Thursday the level will be 5.7 meters. I'm keeping my fingers crossed...

Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. I so appreciate you my blogger friends...
Hugs,
JB