In the past couple of months we have had some awesome storms that have dropped 1″-3″ of rain within an hour which is very unusual for the summer months in this part of Virginia. I think everyone is thankful for the rain except for the farmers which includes us. By this time we are normally finished with our first cutting of hay all over the farm but we’re only half finished. Looks like the rest of this week will be the same scenario.
The biggest problem we’ve had this year with the rain is not the hay season though!! About two weeks ago we had one of those major storms that dropped about 3″ of rain in about thirty minutes. Shortly after that storm we noticed our drinking water was cloudy but thought it would clear up.
The next morning it wasn’t cloudy, it was muddy brown/yellow.
This has continued and after talking with the gentleman that dug the well almost twelve years ago, he told us that the rainfall we have had in the last two months has opened up a seam in the well and it’s a common occurrence. He told us to run the water day and night until it clears up. He said as long as the well is full of water and pumping the well pump will be fine.
So, that’s what we are doing and our daughter is helping us carry container’s of water for drinking and cooking from her house. Since finding out about ours, we’ve heard that a couple other people in our area are going through the same thing.
This kind of hinders all the inside cleaning I wanted to do. It’s halted laundry! We can take a shower and feel clean but if I start turning muddy looking I sure hope someone will tell me! 😉