“Kevin, Get The Boat! …”

When it rains, it literally pours in Texas. It’s all or nothing. We either are in a drought or we have flash floods. It’s either hot or cold. Nothing can be in the middle. Right now, I could use a boat to get to my greenhouse. I have a small lake in the backyard. And I probably need to find a sturdy board I can cross to check on my plants. Moments like that, I always joke with my husband: “Kevin, get the boat! We’ll go craw daddy fishing in the backyard! Get some lily pads, frogs, and a ‘gator as well!” What’s a better watch dog than an alligator? It sure will keep those pesky solicitors at bay. … Until the game warden shows up with the Gator Boys. 😉

There is still a lot of rain in the forecast. And the surrounding lakes are filling up quick. I keep an eye out with the data about our local lake. It has gained over two feet of water, since yesterday evening. And it’s over one foot above pool level. Another nine feet, and it would go over the spillway. But we are not there, yet.


If it keeps raining like the last couple of days, I can put this guy and his siblings in our backyard.

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