The Weekly Digs #110

by Becky

Flooding

This bridge near us was destroyed! The county road guy said the water was up above the yellow and black sign on the left just a few hours before. Road washed out from underneath on the right. Yikes!

We had crazy flooding this week. The garden beds are still intact and I’m super thankful for that!  However, every time we get a rain this bad a lot of the mulch in my walking paths runs down to the lower end of the garden (the garden isn’t level).

We are up on a hill so our new house didn’t have any flooding from the creek. When it rained and was storming the wind blew our exterior door open and the water poured in. We didn’t know this until we came up about 3 hours after the rain stopped.

I thought Cam had some pictures on his phone but looks like he only took a video to show our builder (below)

I used a jacket as a towel and did the best I could to push water out and soak it up. Cam and I had come up in one car so while I hurried to clean out water, Cameron drove back to our rental to grab towels, then over to our storage unit for a fan. 

A few hours later it was looking much better. The good news is that we don’t have our wood floors down yet, just tile. The bad news is our cabinets were installed literally 12 hours before the rain started. 

After I got the water cleaned, I assessed the cabinet wood and it didn’t look like it was damaged too bad. I think the little bit of expansion from the water will shrink back up. It will be fine thankfully and I’m so glad our house is on a concrete slab!

Garden Progress

  • I pulled my broccoli raab this week and planted arugula in its place. 
  • Potted up peppers to 4” soil blocks
  • Planted more Zinnias in trays. Polar Bear and Orange type
  • Planted Marigold in indoors seed trays. 
  • Did a lot of cleaning and weeding
  • Made a garden tour video (below)
YouTube video

Chicks

Luckily chicks dying from the rough mail trip have ceased. We even have a little miracle chick who had some sort of a broken or twisted leg and couldn’t walk.

We almost put it down because we didn’t want it to be in pain but the kids hand fed and watered it. After about a week it started to stand on both feet and then a few days later it started to walk. 

It is alive and well! First time we’ve ever had a badly hurt chick like that and had it recover. 

House Progress

Cameron finished painting the exterior of our house this week. He didn’t sleep much between that and his day job but I’m so happy with the result. He was looking for some places to save some money here at the end. 

As I mention the cabinets went in this week. They look so good! I only was able to snap one quick picture on my iPhone before the painters came and disassembled all the drawers and doors.

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5 comments

Melanie May 3, 2021 - 5:13 pm

I’m in central OK and love comparing notes to what I’ve planted and what you’re up to each week. So glad to have found you a few weeks ago!

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theseasonalhomestead May 9, 2021 - 3:10 am

Hi Melanie! Thanks for following along! 🙂

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Leila M Lawler May 4, 2021 - 2:16 pm

I enjoy following your various posts including your videos! Thanks for all the effort you put into it all!
Can you share the plans for your house or where you got them? It’s really lovely.

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theseasonalhomestead May 9, 2021 - 3:17 am

Thank you! Here is a link to the home plan we started with. We did make a few tweaks to the interior but the exterior is pretty much the same! https://www.architecturaldesigns.com/house-plans/expanded-4-bed-modern-farmhouse-with-a-game-room-and-a-bonus-room-51830hz

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Leila M Lawler May 14, 2021 - 11:08 pm

Thank you so much! I look forward to seeing how you set things up.

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