When life give you lemons, make lemonade. When it gives you rain…. kayak, of course!

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The sign now has a purpose.... for a little bit

The sign now has a purpose…. for a little bit

With the new year came lots of rain in our area. Flood watches were in effect. There is something that happens inside me when the waters start to rise. I want to be out in the middle of it. To be part of it.  This comes from years of living in the Quinault Valley, where floods are common and sometimes devastating.  We would always go outside and check on all of the possible problem areas on our property. Then we would go down the valley to see how bad things were elsewhere and if anyone needed help. There was such a sense of community. Everyone was outside, dispite the rain, making sure everyone was safe.

Was a driveway... now Blake Lake

Was a driveway… now Blake Lake

Our little farm here has a small creek that runs on one side. It tends to flood some of our fields and sometimes our driveway. It is a fairly tame creek, so there is usually no danger or destruction, just lots of water. This time the water went over the driveway higher than it has since we have been here.

Even the chickens joined in the fun

Even the chickens joined in the fun

First thing I did was call my family to make sure no one was floating away. Then I decided to have fun. I pulled out my kayak and had a nice paddle around our “lake”. All the cars driving by slowed down. I can just imagine how silly they thought I was, but I didn’t care. Life has got so busy that we had not gone kayaking for a long time, so this felt great! Even the chickens seemed to enjoy our new lake. What a way to spend a very rainy day.

Great day kayaking

Great day kayaking

 Sandy

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