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Old 08-12-2016, 07:08 PM
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Rain, rain. Go away


Anyone need a boat to get to their garden yet. It has been raining here in Franklin, LA for three days. Fortunately my property drains very well and I don't have water setting on my property. The parish drainage pumps are only about 1000 feet from my land and have been running for two days straight. I wanted to get in my garden to prepare for fall planting but it has been raining a steady rain for three days. Don't know exactly how much rain we had but the Baton Rouge showed that Morgan City (25 miles from here) has had 18.9 inches so far. Hope it ends soon so it can begin drying up.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:02 PM
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I'm in Youngsville "Thanking God" we didn't flood today but a couple of houses in our neighborhood got water in their homes. More rain tonight & early Saturday. Praying For Divine Intervension & Protection.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:40 PM
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A lady in Jeanerette called my wife earlier and sent us some pictures showing her back yard where I have some of my bee hives. The bayou Teche has flooded under my hives, which have two cinder blocks and then some 4 x 4 timbers under them. So far it has not gotten in the hives from what I can see in the pictures. For it to get as high as it is it would have come up about 3 to 4 feet to get to the top of the bank and the another two or more feet to flood up to where the hives are, and then about another 6 inches to where it is on the cinder blocks. I hope it stops raining soon or I could loose my hives. I just picked up one of the hives there about a week and a half ago that I lost due to spraying of the cane. Each time I loose a hive I loose about $350.00 to $500.00. I can not take many of these loses.
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:55 AM
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Maybe put them up higher.......
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Old 08-13-2016, 12:07 PM
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Saw the airboats out in Youngville. So far, our family that lives there is still dry (in their homes). Praying for yall!!
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Old 08-13-2016, 03:00 PM
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Well I had to go to Jeanerette, LA to raise my hives this morning as the Bayou Teche had risen to where the water was entering my hives. I raised them 8 inches and thought that that would be enough. I went back home to Franklin and was called again and the water had risen over 10 inches and getting into the hives again. I had to move them to higher ground by using an aluminum boat. I hope I did not loose my bees and hives.
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Old 08-13-2016, 03:41 PM
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Trudy, our family in your area is being flooded out. Beeman, hope your hives make it. What a mess.
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:13 PM
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We could sure use some of that rain in California.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:16 PM
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I am so sorry Beeman
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Old 08-17-2016, 12:32 AM
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BEEMAN, I am so sorry too, hope you can save your bees and hives.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:34 PM
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Thinking of you and your hives BEEMAN - hoping that things are getting much better in your area and that your bees are doing okay.
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