FIRST...I have a question. OK...those of you that use Blogger and are uploading your photos directly through Blogger, are you have any clarity issues?
My first photo is "Flooding Fence Posts." There are two copies below...the first through Flickr; the second through Blogger. Look at the clarity, and I had the same problem with every photo that I loaded through Blogger today! I don't know what the deal is, but Blogger seems to be having issues!
|This photo uploaded to Flickr then imbedded to Blogger|
|This same photo was uploaded directly to Blogger|
If you know what might be going on, please email or leave a comment.
An Orange That Isn't An Orange.
This is a Moro Blood Orange...juicy, but not too sweet.
|Farm Equipment |
It's been sitting in the same spot ever since we moved here...over seven years.
I bet it hauled a bunch of hay in its time!
A surprise from my Geranium in the dead of winter!
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On another subject...flooding from yesterday's post...I need to clarify things a little bit...visuals are best I think!
|Flood water routes|
The center arrow shows the direction of the water flow from all the snow and rain that drains from that area, my circus pole and round, which goes into the ditch behind the barn.
The arrow on the left is the direction the water flows from that area which goes in front of the barn...and was too frozen to dig a ditch.
The little brown run-in shed located at the middle of the barn is a high spot, so everything drains from about that point toward the barn.
Long story short, builder (before us) didn't put the barn up on a pad like he should have; he built it level with the ground. Time has taken its toll and low spots have been created at the front and back sliding doors.
The hay storage and tack room have been built up to the correct level. The stalls are about half way built up (need to add more fill), but the aisle down the middle needs to come up 6-8 inches, and I want rubber mats wall to wall in the aisle. We'll put a small culvert at the front and the back of the barn...LOL...when we have money and time...so, it's a work in progress!
Today, everything's all froze up again and we've got to decide whether to leave Whiskey out in that rim pasture on the right or try to get him up the a stall in the barn without falling...it's a sheet of VERY slick ice. So far, he's staying off the ice and has a pool of water to drink from. But that pool will be froze in the next day since the forecast is the mid teens for at least the next week. I hate this part of winter.