Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Flooding

I've had several people ask me about the flooding in Missouri.  Fortunately for us, the flooding has stayed to the south and east of us.  We're getting just the right amount of rain to keep the gardens growing, and just the right amount of cool weather along with it to make the morel mushrooms happy.  We received an inch of rain a couple of days ago, and another 1/2-inch plus yesterday.  Thanks to nephew Michael, who is having success mushroom-hunting on our property, we had morels for dinner yesterday.  


He found a lot more yesterday and offered me some, but I told him to keep this batch; fried stuff isn't really what we should be eating two days in a row.  
Midlife Mom asked yesterday if the hepatitis Cliff and I had was similar to what Naomi Judd has; no, it isn't.  Hers is a much more serious type, Hepatitis C.  Naomi used to be a nurse, and she has always assumed she somehow contacted the disease during that time.  We have a nearby neighbor, a former schoolteacher in our district, who lost a lot of blood during the birth of her last child and had to have blood transfusions; she contacted Hepatitis C, and now, twenty-four years later, she is on a liver transplant list.  

9 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm glad you are safe and no flooding there. Here in Ohio we've had lots of flooding from way too much rain, but all is well at my house too. Those mushrooms do look delicious. Have a terrific Tuesday!

Margaret said...

I love mushrooms, but NOT rain. We're getting a lot of it this week and it's cold. I want spring!!

dreamer lady said...

Hi! glad you are not in the floods. Hope you get better. The mushrooms do look great, but I have a terrible time finding them.

darev2005 said...

We're getting so much rain down here that very soon we will all be covered in mold. I gotta get out of this place before I wash away. I'm all for a little rain, but this is ridiculous.

Paula said...

So glad you are getting the right amount of rain and are safe.Of course we need it bad as we do most springs and summer. we're getting too hot too fast though so that makes it even worse. Supposed to be three digits here today.

TARYTERRE said...

Those mushrooms look scrumptious. Glad to hear the flooding isn't in your neck of the woods. Warnings are posted for severe weather here for the next couple days.

Lindie said...

I visited a friend down by Tablerock Lake back in early March and the lake was way down. She sent pictures today via Facebook and the lake is lapping at the lawns! Dock walks are under watere. Another friend who needs a Geography lesson called to see how I was after the St Louis tornado, thinking KC was someplace near there. And My relatives and friends in south TX wish for some of our rain. Weather is always an interesting topic!

Rachel said...

Glad you are safe from the flooding. Sure have been lots of storms this month over several states.

I know those dry land fish were delicious!! Yum!!

patsy said...

Fleta had hepatitis a when she was young, not fun.