Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • Gushing. Streaming down. Wetness has seeped into every spot you look. Moistness absorbed by every possible thing that comes in contact with this day.

    Waterfalls that did not exist until today… now hundreds cascade down the semi barren rock face of the mountains all around us. The snow covered mountain peaks sagged and metamorphosed into white countryside over the last few days – No wonder we are freezing and the poor dog keeps begging to climb onto the bed where he knows he's not allowed!

    It has been raining for so many days now, that all the rivers flowing into and past the town, have flooded. We had to turn around this morning, when we could not get through to work – Yeah, you can see the tears of disappointment in my eyes - not being able to face obnoxious clients and fight with others not paying! Poor me!

    The dam on my folks farm had flooded its banks. Something I have not seen in over 10 years! I took pics yesterday afternoon, where the little trees at the side of the dam were all covered under water. The dam wall could not be seen in places and the dugouts to take water around the dam, were 10 times wider (with water) than the original size. Since then, it has not stopped raining right through the night and all of today. It is too wet to get there now.

    My brother has not been able to get his new green pepper plants into the soil for a few weeks now – it's important to plant them in time to catch the good selling-market over Christmas. But worse, our neighbour has not only lost his entire nursery (he grows trees on order for farmers), but also all the topsoil. Something absolutely devastating for this area, as there is little good soil to go around as is.

    In spite of the cold, wet conditions, the cloud-covered heavens show a sign of promise. Promise that no matter what, this year we will not be facing the drought we have just come out of. Promise that the fruit trees and animals will have enough water through the next summer. And … Promise that I might get a cuddle and a kiss, cause this weather is best spent in bed!!
    • Share

    Connected stories:

About

Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.