It's some cold comfort that this is record-level flooding--the National Weather Service says this is the 3rd highest water levels recorded here. Nearby towns are flooded and the doomsayers are on the TV news. We're at almost 7 feet above flood stage and still rising. They're calling for 8 feet before it starts to recede some time this evening. It's absolutely screwing us for right now, but at least we can know that this is abnormal. And hey--if we weren't so behind in our planting schedule, we'd have lost all our first planting of tomatoes, peppers, and squash. Instead, we'll just have to put them up here in the Alfalfa! And we might need to modify our business plan a little--we're thinking arks instead of arugula?
In other news, we're supposed to finally close on the property this afternoon--you can imagine our jitters, given that half the flats are badly underwater--and our asparagus has come up!