And the rain continues….

We have not had this much rain in quite a few years so we are constantly checking that things are draining well – at least the places that we really need to drain well. So far, so good.

According to the weather service, we are in for several storms (coming from the Midwest I had a different interpretation of the words “winter storm” but have acclimated to the definition out here!) They call these ones “pineapple express” as they originate near Hawaii.

The guinea fowl do not find this amusing, whatever we call it. We put their food under cover outside and they are eating but also getting drenched.

“Who keeps throwing water on us?!”

We fed the young chickens indoors this morning but opened their door so they can go out if they want to.

Just getting to the door to open it for the sheep was a challenge!


Diamond and Paridot are not even sure if they are coming out. Paridot stretched out his neck to take his morning cookie without even stepping outside.


But, with the knowledge that her morning bread was waiting for her, Diamond got a lot braver and ventured out. The rest of the sheep who get bread (a blog post for another time) insisted on being fed inside. Eventually we saw some sheep out and both camelids.


Diamond, “Bread, please.”

Our seasonal creek is almost over its banks so we are hoping for a break in the rain to let things drain a bit before the next onslaught.


Using one of my newly acquired Scottish words, I am going to call this day “dreich”. I think it mean dreary, dark, rainy, and dismal all at the same time. My friend, Jonathan, can please correct me or elaborate on this in a comment!


Published in: on January 7, 2017 at 10:56 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. [J] I think your weather’s just a wee bit too lively for ‘dreich’, but your definition is correct. Pity the poor English: they have a language fit for poets, yet have no equivalent of ‘dreich’!

  2. Dreich sounds about what it looks like outside to me if you say it “drektch”. But how are you supposed to pronounce it?

    • I hear from Jonathan that our weather is too “lively” to be dreich. Maybe we need a word for lively dreich! I have checked pronunciation links (you can actually get an audio verion) and have gotten two different pronunciations. So, will try to clear this up on my next trip over there!

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