After 5 years of not enough rain, the skies have opened and as of today Ben Lomond has received over 72.5 inches of rain for the season to date. The San Lorenzo River is the highest I have ever seen and we are ever so very grateful that the B&B sits at least 150 feet above the river, so there is absolutely no way it can raise that high. There were some very brave souls who tried kayaking in the river during a recent storm and fortunately the Ben Lomond Fire Chief is an expert in saving them from the river.
Our resident dog, Murphy has been running around the property in her purple rain coat trying to figure out why it just keeps raining. She is still chasing those pesky squirrels - I think she is bored and just wants to play with them.
Though Santa Cruz County has been hit with mudslides, our roads are clear. Spring is only a month away and fingers crossed all the bulbs that have been planted will start to bloom
..... as a footnote, the final rain count for the season ending 6/30/2017 was over 100 inches of rain