This trip was one of the wettest we have experienced on Kowalski Mountain. Early on I learned that boots are a necessity on the homestead. The red, rock hard clay turns into thick mud that clings to your boots. No matter how hard I try, I always get mud on everything I bring. We try to be prepared to handle the wet working conditions at Kowalski Mountain with boots and rain gear.
This is our dam that was build to slow the water flow down the creek. The creek is normally gently flowing, but this trip, the water was running fast. Thankfully the foot bridge allows us to cross the creek to be able to continue working on both sides of the creek.
A Wet Camping Area Creates Wet Working Conditions
The entire camp area was a muddy, wet mess. The standing water creating wet working conditions at the homestead. The photo below shows the creek running beneath the Shoot House. The shoot house itself is high above the creek and unaffected by the rising water. This view is one of my favorites on the homestead. This section of creek is gorgeous. The deer also like this quiet spot to graze and rest.
The worst flooding we have ever seen at Kowalski Mountain also happened in 2020.
About the Author: Barbra-Sue Kowalski grew up on a small hobby farm. She was always drawn to farm life, however, she was stuck in an urban life far from her roots. Barbra-Sue was a single mom for 13 years, raising her 3 children on her own. She met Philip in 2018 and they married in 2021. Between the two of them, they have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren. These empty nesters are following their dreams! As they both turn 50, they are building their off-grid homestead to live the life that they dream about. Learn more about Philip and Barbra-Sue here. Contact them here. To leave a comment on this post, please scroll down.