The land that I farm is in the flood plain, the 100 year flood plain, to be specific. That means that every 100 years the entire flood plain fills up with water. But it doesn't mean that you're safe on any given year, because we've been having 100 year floods every 3 or 4 years recently.
What it means to me is that I have to have on hand enough trailers and transportation to move all of my livestock off the island if the dike around the island fails, and I have to be able to do that in 4 to 6 hours. The island fills in about 10 hours. Once the island fills it's filled for 2 to 4 months, until they can pump the water out.
So I spent part of the day today moving all of the implements that can't be underwater towards the road, and arranging them so that they'd be easily loaded, and then re-arranging the electric fences around the pig area so that I could more-easily herd the pigs.
Next step is to make sure that all of the trailers are in working order, and that usually means a day or two of messing around with the lights and checking the tires and bearings for wear and tear.
The long-range weather guesses for this year is that it'll be dryer than normal, but I've learned to be skeptical about long range forecasts.
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