Today is a special Birthday party for a special granddaughter. She is planning on having it down at our family swimming hole; the Whirl Hole. That could be a little in doubt now though, due to some rain.
I went down to mow, because it has been over a month since it was mowed. When I got started mowing it started sprinkling and as I mowed it came down progressively harder. I was soaked when I got to the house.
I kept mowing until I got a fairly large enough space for a party, and access to the Creek for swimming.
We have not heard for our daughter Monica; if it is still a go. Addyson will surely be disappointed if it is rained out for the Creek.
Even if it is raining I am sure she will enjoy the meal at Flat Creek in Republic.
Happy Birthday to Addyson Worley 14 years old.
Today I am thankful for the Creator’s provision. Without getting into the details of it I just thank Him for providing a need for today though His gracious hand.
I am also thankful for the rain He provides for our farmers, and everyone, and everything that needs water.
Thankful from the banks of Flat Creek,
This may be considered a pet peave of mine, and I have shared comments about it before.
I made a trip to Cassville this morning in the rain; and I noticed many folks driving without their headlights on; not even park lights, or any kind of light.
Let me get this straight in my mind, and maybe in yours too. I know you can see; after all it is daylight, the sun is up. I know you can see because you are smart enough to know not to drive if you cannot see.
I know you can see; but can you be seen? Headlights on enable the oncoming driver to see you. Seeing you in the distance in case he/she might be following a slower drive he/she might need to get around.
Some of you use your automatic on, but do you know when the light is bright enough, as it is quite often when it is raining, they do not come on automatically. You must switch the switch to the on position.
I am sharing this because it is a great safety issue in driving our cars and trucks on the roads and highways. Let me suggest one thing; use your headlight switch. Not only is it a good idea to drive with headlights on in the rain, snow, sleet, fog, and the dark. It is also the State law in the State of Missouri. If your windshield wipers are on you must have your headlights on.
The next time you get in your car or truck to drive, and it is raining, turn on your headlights. It could save someone’s life; even your own.
From the banks of Flat Creek,
Here we are in the first full week of August. The usual August is hot, muggy and dry, many years drought conditions.
This first week, and into the next we have had fairly cool temps with some exceptions,and rain. Up until a few minutes ago we have been getting rain all day. Thank the LORD, our Creator and Savior for giving this moisture for crops, hayfields, and yards.
Now let us be grateful for every day. The rain is a blessing and so is the sunshine; even when it is hot and muggy.
That is how it is on the banks of Flat Creek today,
I awoke this morning and heard some distant thunder. I had some information from accu-weather that is was supposed to rain, and I was hoping it would the ground was dry; even down a foot deep it was dry.
I know that because early the week before I had the sad duty of burying a dog name of Archer which had suffered for a long time from arthritus (spelling), and other problems. He was a big loving, lovable dog. The ground was dry and hard.
This morning around six or so at our house, in Mill Valley, on the banks of Flat Creek it started to rain. It came with lightening, thunder, and wind. O, how I was glad and happy to receive the blessing.
A couple of months ago we were wondering when it was going to stop raining. Many homes and businesses were flooded, and suffered damage, and sadly in some places people perished in those floods.
Myself I am thankful for the rain when ever it comes. I do not ask God to stop it. I will not complain about too much rain. I will thank Him for it; He is the One who gives itl
From the banks of Flat Creek south of Jenkins,
The State of Missouri, Southwest Missouri for my part was inundated with wind, storms, and lots of rain. There was flooding in Cassville, and I heard reports of Roaring River State Park evacuating campers, and rightly so.
Flat Creek which is on the edge of our back yard anyway is up into a part of the yard. I will share with you a couple of pictures I took a few minutes ago.
Just for your assurances; it is several feet from our residence, so we are not concerned with flooding of our home.
This morning as I considered the night I thought of Nahum the prophet chapter 1 verse 3. He is in charge.
That is the way it is today on the banks of Flat Creek,
It has been some time since writing on Flat Creek Rolling, but here goes…
I have nothing in the ground to call a food garden. We have plenty of things to call garden. They have flowers and such growing in other spots, some have already bloomed and died off like they are supposed to do.
However, back to our garden spot. It had been covered in tall weeds and grass. I mowed it down, rode it down with the mower on Wednesday (6/6/18).
This morning (Saturday June 9) I went and tilled a small spot at the lowest part of the old garden. My thinking is, that when the creek has risen out of the banks the time or two since we moved in here, the water, as it lowered left better soil for growing things.
I may be too late in planting anything. I am going to plant some beets, carrots, and things such as that, but we need some rain. The ground, this morning, was really too dry for tilling, but it got tilled anyway.
I am going to try, and we will see what happens.
From the banks of Flat Creek,
We have been getting bunches of rain around here. It is good to get, and I am sure ruins the plans of human ideas. Let us be real though. Without rain we perish.
Inches and inches of rain has fallen. Flat Creek, out our back door is rising from last nights rainfall, and there is more on the way. The creek is barely out of the banks.
I went down to look at an hour or so ago, and it is barely in the lowest spot which use to be part of our yard. After the flooding of December 2015, I do not treat as part of the yard any longer.
April is almost over. The many showers of April have fallen giving rise to hope which will bring prosperity for the ground, cattle, gardens, crops and life. May flowers is the promise of beauty, peace, and prosperity.
Is it not wonderful how our Lord and God has blessed us with beauty and hope. Have a great day ending April. Be blessed in the month of May.
From the banks of a roaring Flat Creek. The picture above is when the Creek is flowing peacefully.
We have been receiving a blessing of some much needed rain today. It started falling sometime after midnight, and has continued intermittently since then.
Thank the LORD of all creation for this blessing.
From the banks of Flat Creek.
I know. It has been several months since I wrote anything here. This has not been a priority with me, but I will endeavor to make it so.
A few weeks ago I bought some seed potatoes (35 pounds), and my wife and I cut them up as you must, and then I planted them. I ended up with nearing six full rows of approximately 100 feet in length.
As of today they are looking good. We do need rain. We received some rain this past week, and that helps.
Right now all we have is potatoes growing in the garden, but we have plans for tomatoes, bell peppers, and some spicy peppers too.
It is fantastic watching things grow. It will we wonderful to have a good potato harvest, hopefully around July.
From the banks of Flat Creek.
We have received 9 – 10 inches of rain from Saturday night through Monday evening. At last look at my bucket it had about 9 inches in it and we received a bit more after that.
I am including some pictures. The Creek has gotten as high as I ever remember, and it got higher than any of the past five years we have lived here for sure.
These pictures are in our backyard.
The following pictures are down stream at our swimming area, and called the Whirlhole, and the road down to the hole.
“The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.” Proverbs 21:1
That is how it is on the banks of Flat Creek.
In an April 16, 2015 post I wrote of planting 10 tomato plants. This picture is showing how those plants are doing.
Those are some of biggest, tomatoes I have seen in a while. They are the best I have ever planted or had anything to do with.
I am enjoying having a garden this year. I have planted some carrots, squash, cucumbers, sweet corn, and bell peppers. Some of them are beginning to break through the soil.
The rain we are being so blessed with will be a great help in having a wonderful garden. I hope yours is doing well too.
Growing garden along the banks of Flat Creek.
I was planning on doing some mowing today. The very back of our yard that is beside the Creek needs mowing.
I will not curse the rain though. It is a much needed blessing. There are places in the U. S. of A. that needs good rains. Even in those places where they live by irrigation they still need much rainfall, and snowfall that only comes from the Creator to sustain their sources of irrigation water.
The rain we are getting at this moment is intermittent showers; but much appreciated. If the sun would shine in a few moments for the rest of the day, then I would do some mowing. If not: Thank you LORD for the rain.
That is my story on the banks of Flat Creek.
It seems that it has rained all night. As a matter of fact I think it is still raining.
That will be wonderful for the ground and the Creek. Thank you Lord for the refreshing rain.
Since the last few days; at least since Friday the 11th of October; we have had mostly clouds and rain. We were blessed to receive almost seven inches of the blessing of heaven. The rain even caused the Creek to rise to the brink, and overflow in some of the lower places.
It is good to see the sunshine down upon us. God reminds us that His blessings continue, and we are to bless His name too.
Enjoy the sunshine today, and be blessed.
We have been blessed with rain through the night. It was quite pleasant to wake a few time in the night and hear the drops of heaven playing their lovely song on our roof.
Even now as I write there is a gentle rainfall; with thunder, lightening, and rolling thunder. I love the sounds the heavens make, declaring the blessings of our Lord.
It is the latter part of Summer when you get to Labor Day weekend. September 1 is just about a day away.
When got up this morning there was thunder in the distance, and as I went outside to investigate I saw the lightening; but there was yet, no rain. We need the rain. Plants are drying up without water. The grass is brown or turning brown from the intense heat we have had for several days. Things just do not live for long without water.
Just a few minutes ago, around 6 a.m. we received a bit of rain. It was a grand blessing to hear the pebbled dew of heaven falling on our roof top.
The blessing for today. One blessing for today is the rainfall we have received.
LORD God of creation we are a needy people today, and always. Many places, including ours are in need of a good rain. Send as YOU see fit for YOUR glory.
Thank YOU for the rain. In YOUR blessed name. Amen.
I write this morning because it is a rare morning; at least weather wise; and maybe historically. It is snowing.
There is not much accumulated yet, but it is coming down like it would really pile up if it were colder, the ground was frozen, and conditions were better for snow. With the grass green, leaves newly on the trees and such this will make a rare picture for Southwest Missouri.
I wrote this just for a note later.
I have been told that all of last year here in Southwest Missouri we received all of 10 inches of rain, and no more. Also that since January of this year we have been blessed with over 14 inches of that sweet dew from heaven. All praise to the One who gives it on the just and the unjust.
Just this past Thursday, April 18, we received over 3 inches.
Awoke this morning, a little later than usual, to a ground covered with frost, and 29 degrees.
Thank YOU Lord for YOUR bountiful blessings.