I just got home from a six day trip to my parents house who live just west of Boulder, Colorado. Life was interesting to say the least. Luckily my parents live on the mountain so what they are calling the 500 year flood didn't flood the house. It did affect us quite a bit though. For a perspective on the flood, I was told their monthly total rainfall record was 5". I heard a lot of different numbers from people that lived there but I heard of totals while I was there from 12"-18" (30-45cm). 18" is over their normal yearly total. And as we left it had started to rain again.
As to services. My parents have been having trouble with their phones since July. And before I came it was out again and stayed out the whole time. The cell service in the mountains is spotty. We did get bars occasionally, but only enough for text messaging, not phones. The power went down not long after the rain started. My parents have a tower on their property for radio internet that supplies the neighbors, so they have a generator on property to keep the internet up. So we had internet thank goodness as that is how we got most of the news. Sadly they had propane only enough for a week. Hopefully they will get power back soon as they don't have much propane left. The main road to town was blocked. And that is the only paved road. They estimate that road will be back in about 9 days. To get out we had to take the back dirt road. It had the creek flowing over in four spots, but it wasn't deep luckily. Don't tell our rental car agency as dirt roads are not allowed, but the dirt road was the only way to get home.
I did have one harvest last Monday, but I can't find my camera to give you the photo. It was basically a small amount of beans, peas, broccoli and cucumbers.
- Beans 0.12 lbs
- Broccoli 0.14 lbs
- Cucumbers 1.74 lbs
- Peas 0.16 lbs
- Weekly Tally 2.17 lbs
- Yearly Tally 340.93 lbs, $579.93
Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to show off, add your name and link to Mr Linky below.