May 22, 2009
Lilacs — the heavenly smell of lilacs
Beautiful hot pink flowers in are garden
This is the third year for our strawberries and we should get a big harvest — unless the birds get there first!
May 15, 2009
Friday was not a good day here as it rained for 24 hours with 4+ inches of rain which in our corner of the world means a wet basement. And to top it off, we had to keep a close eye on our sump pump as it would stop running occasionally and we would have to jiggle it to get it going again. Our side yard was flooded with water from the field behind our house which flowed into our yard and out to the drain in the front corner of our property. The farmer had just planted corn maybe two days before the heavy rain and the field was 90% covered in water!
View of our yard and the field of water behind us
The water is flowing towards the front of our yard
This drain is located at the front corner of our property and the water was gushing into the drain!
Close-up of the water swirling into the drain