Hurricane Isabel

Nothing else to do but sit on the veranda and watch the river rise. Here it is at it’s crest at 1:30 p.m.

Hurricane Isabel

The sheep and pigs spent the day lounging and grazing above their flooded former digs. It is 6:00 p.m. as I write this and the river is receding, slowly but surely.

Cacapon River Flow

The chart below shows the streamflow history of the Cacapon River. These readings were taken by the USGS River Gaging Station near Great Cacapon, WV, about 10 miles downstream from us.

Cacapon Flood Chart

River’s Up

The river is high but not alarmingly so. Looks as if we will escape a flood today, but we are watching the wind begin to pick up — 30 to 40 mph is predicted with gusts up to 60. Think Spring!

Gang’s All Here

On a rainy night, goats get the best digs: in the barn, with a manger full of hay. If one goes in, they all gotta be there.


As the rain pours down, the goats chow down before enjoying a dry night in the hay.