About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:54 pm

Rain from last night till ???? to be announced ;) A few yrs back I dug a 3' trench up along the upper pasture headed twds. the pond with a sluice headed to the creek--well my trench ruptured & here's a pictoral, hell is that a word--I've been on the old shovel most of the afternoon & got everything headed the right way--problem is--there ain't no right way left--the good news IOF, my septic hasen't popped up--YET :( Here goes
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Re: About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:03 pm

Fred, any chance you can rent or borrow an excavator to divert that water somewhere? Looks like you are really swimming...is it around the house as well?
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Re: About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:18 pm

Problem with a piece of equipment now is the ground is saturated & it would just sink, tried it a few years back when I had my son's ditchwitch up here & darn near got it stuck at my neighbors. Good thing he had a four wheel drive tractor & between us we had 60 ft. of pull chain. I did get some of the water diverted before getting stuck to where it wouldn't move so it wasn't a total loss.
Sad thing is other parts of the country could really use some rain. Hopefully this will get pushed off the coast soon.
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Re: About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:22 pm

No, the house sets way higher. I did those troughs in front of the stalls this summer with my partners 350 JD--it's about a 2& 1/2 ft swale in front of the stalls--the upper trench is 3' deep headed for the pond/creek-the pond is overflowing & the creek has flooded--it's got nowhere to go. God's got a sense of humor--now we just wait & see. Thanx for the thoughts my friend ;)
markviii wrote:Fred, any chance you can rent or borrow a backhoe or excavator to divert that water somewhere? Looks like you are really swimming...is it around the house as well?
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Re: About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:31 pm

Gad zooks! If you need to borrow my snorkel just ask! I hope things dry up before long. Gosh, what a mess.
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Re: About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:41 pm

You may just get a flock of Canada Geese in there, we started getting them a few weeks back soon we will be over run. It's been a strange year & ain't nowhere near over yet. Looking at those pictures reminded me that I have some sump lines that froze & broke last winter that still need dug out & replaced.
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Re: About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:54 pm

Well, at east all the rain is giving you a good crop of Goldenrod this year :o :P
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Re: About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:18 pm

freetown fred wrote:Rain from last night till ???? to be announced ;) A few yrs back I dug a 3' trench up along the upper pasture headed twds. the pond with a sluice headed to the creek--


Evidently it should have been 4' deep !!!! :nana: You reallly needed to hear that didn't you Fred..................

Yep we had the same issues here. Put the swale in years ago and then realized that it cut off too much water that we needed to flush out the pond. So I cut a channel in it. That led to the water cutting a trench 10' wide by 6' deep into the pond bank. So after a long drought a couple years ago, I dug out the washed in soil from the pond and re-engineered the swale and added a street drain in the swale. That was connected to an 18" corrugated pipe to feed the pond underground. And so far that swale has been breeched but the overflow follows the tree line and is not cutting into the pond banks.

Last summer my MIL wanted to raise the level of the pond, so we filled in the overflow by 1' and capped it off with barn stones. Now with all of this rain, the normal overflow can't handle the volume so it is breeching the other side of the pond. So far no major damage. Time will tell.

Hey everybody, JUST BE GLAD IT ISN'T COLDER AND THIS WAS ALL SNOW. Oh yeah nobody would complain as they would be heating with coal. :shh:




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Re: About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:22 pm

samhill wrote:You may just get a flock of Canada Geese in there, we started getting them a few weeks back soon we will be over run.......



Sam, send them my way. They make the absolute best jerky. Even better than my award winning venison jerky.......

Tried my luck on Labor Day but they weren't flying. Decoys are still set. Shotgun at the ready. :rambo2:



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Re: About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:47 am

I'm getting ready to check out the barn & see if the boys needed to use the water-wings I left out last night.--local weatherman quotes--"historical flooding"--"if you think you had flooding yesterday, you ain't seen nothing yet" the Susquehanna has risen 25 ft. up here---Binghamton, Waverly & Conklin, mandatory evacs.--that's 45 min. south of me on Rt. 81.
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Re: About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:58 am

samhill wrote:Problem with a piece of equipment now is the ground is saturated & it would just sink, tried it a few years back when I had my son's ditchwitch up here & darn near got it stuck at my neighbors.


Yeah, you would have to be pretty careful not to "plant" a tractor or a backhoe. On the other hand, a decent size excavator "floats" much better on the tracks and would amaze you in the mud. Here is a picture my brother took a week ago, that dozer is almost 50 tons...
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Re: About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:01 am

freetown fred wrote:I'm getting ready to check out the barn & see if the boys needed to use the water-wings I left out last night.--local weatherman quotes--"historical flooding"--"if you think you had flooding yesterday, you ain't seen nothing yet" the Susquehanna has risen 25 ft. up here---Binghamton, Waverly & Conklin, mandatory evacs.--that's 45 min. south of me on Rt. 81.


Our local news just had a small discussion about the flooding downstate, I didn't realize how bad it was. We have been getting a drizzle here, but nothing serious.
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Re: About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:42 am

Well things seem to more or less be back to status quo for Freetown. I'm going to do a Town tour & see if anybody needs a hand. Later my friends--Rob, tomorrow that swale will be at least 4' deep & about 6' wide. ;)
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Re: About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:06 am

freetown fred wrote:Rob, tomorrow that swale will be at least 4' deep & about 6' wide.


You must be faster with a shovel than I am. :lol: I can always send "the boys" down with their drainage equipment...you'd have to pay the trucking of course. ;)
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Re: About sick of all this--but, it is all God stuff ain't it

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:28 am

freetown fred wrote:I'm getting ready to check out the barn & see if the boys needed to use the water-wings I left out last night.--local weatherman quotes--"historical flooding"--"if you think you had flooding yesterday, you ain't seen nothing yet" the Susquehanna has risen 25 ft. up here---Binghamton, Waverly & Conklin, mandatory evacs.--that's 45 min. south of me on Rt. 81.



Fred, wasn't it like 2006 or so when you had the same type scenario where the storms were training right up through PA into NY ?? I remember driving down from Canada and being in heavy rain from Watertown on South. I passed my brother who was heading north to Canada somewhere around the end of the PA turnpike. I called him to warn him of the rain and he told me to get ready to drive through it all the way home. After getting home, we went to the wife's store to prepare for the inevitable flood there. I think the Schuylkill crested around 21' that time.

I remember seeing the flooding from Cortland on south. Amazing seeing the normal tranquil fields turned into a raging torrent !!!


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