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Thoughts on Flooding

Having driven around middle Tennessee the past few days for various work assignments that involved significant local travel, I think it would be impossible to overplay the size of the area that was impacted with last weekends’ substantial rainfalls. Much of eastern Arkansas, North Mississippi, North Alabama, Western and Central Kentucky as well as all of West and Middle Tennessee were affected to some extent by our record setting wet weather. Your continued thoughts and prayers for the many misfortunate souls that were affected this weekend are most welcome.

As Melissa posted previously, other than having to broil rather than grill our steaks we suffered no negative impacts this weekend at all. None of our buildings suffered any damage. Our driveway and roads are fully intact. With the exception of about an acre down at the road on the farm where we currently live, there is no flood plain on either of our farms. Water won’t (and indeed can’t) accumulate on any sort of significant slope. The entirety of this farm AND the entirety of the one we just purchased sits either atop a hill or on the side of a hill with plenty of slope to drain water. Frankly it could have rained twice as much as it did and there still wouldn’t have been any flooding danger.

Given the extent of the news coverage this weekend, we can sure appreciate why some of our clients were worried about us and their horses. I’d like to leave you with some pictures that I took in each of our pastures today (which include short explanations of what you are looking at) that may help show why flooding will never be of serious concern here.

I took all of these photos from the cab of a 7610 Ford tractor. Including the front end loader, this tractor weighs 11,500 lbs. Unbelievably, I did not sink in enough to leave muddy tire tracks anywhere on this farm.

I hope everybody is getting ready for a great Wednesday !

A pretty photo of the pond taken from the large 40 acre field where the big boys live. Their entire field drains into and slopes toward the pond.

Another nice shot of the pond from the hill in the big boys field. Note the slope on the field behind and to the left of the pond. Some of these slopes are very gentle but they still allow water to drain.

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