Rain, rain, rain, rain and the current diagnosis says a big rain is coming, a flash flood kind of rain.
The ridge top garden is now snow free and I pick up sticks dropped from above from all the snow and wind and rain so far this winter as I wander through to see what's coming up.
The damage from the Big Dump back in December is accessible now. Compared to what I have seen out there were we spared. There are lots of fallen limbs, some broken branches on a few rhododendrons and a couple of crushed junipers. It does not qualify as devastation.
This juniper with all the broken limbs removed could just be said to be having a bad hair day. I am really interested in leaving it be just to see how much it will grow and recover over the summer. How much will it sprout along the interior stems and will it form a new green top in a single season or is it toast?
A strong south wind has begun. I can hear it colliding with Hebo mountain. For now the mountain protects us from the gathering fury. When it comes the Snowdrops won't mind. Barely two inches tall and putting out flower buds, a strong wind will not break them.
The drywall texturing is scheduled for tomorrow when the big rain is supposed to arrive. They will be perfectly snug inside the now warm and cozy cabin and may not even hear the pounding rain and wind over the loud air compressor for spraying mudd on the walls. One more item of construction will soon be checked off the list.
The next project will be the tongue and groove wood ceiling in the main room. I actually drove down the driveway to the cabin today so hopefully I will be able to get that load of lumber down there on a day when the weathers decide to cooperate. I have been told too that at the very least I should put a coat of primer on the drywall after it has had the proper time to cure. I can now move forward no matter what is happening outside.
Good thing because after the deluge, more snow and cold is on the schedule. It's back to winter once more.