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after the flood

May 14, 2009

We got soaked yesterday and most of the garden is now underwater. yikes.
Water logged garden
from some news article… “In Illinois, a range of windy storms dumped as much as 3 inches of rain within 50 minutes. National Weather Service meteorologist Ed Shimon called the accumulation “unbelievable,” comparing it to heavy rainfall in the tropics.”

today – dry
tomorrow – more rain

let’s hope this dries up soon.

update: went out and snapped some photos with my “good” camera.  click thumbs below to see ’em.

floodthumbs

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Harlan permalink
    May 14, 2009 10:27 am

    Is rice permaculture? 🙂

    When I lived there, we had the sump pump hose going out to that area, so it was always a lake during rains.

    Incidentally, did you guys ever test the soil for lead? I’ve always wondered whether the gardens we planted were slowly killing all of us La Casans…

    • JP permalink*
      May 14, 2009 10:43 am

      Hey, when did you live here? We are trying to collect stories from old house-members to get a better grasp on the co-op’s history (you should comment on the residents page if you have a moment). As for lead in the soil, maybe our non-resident gardener, Rob, has some input on that. He knows the soil the best. Oh and the sump pump is still running…

  2. Harlan permalink
    May 14, 2009 10:52 am

    Hey, I was there from like February of 1997 until August of 2001, and then I was one of the group that help co-found Brooks…

    Ignorance is bliss! 🙂

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