Friday, November 2, 2012
Farm Friday: Sandy
So Hurricane Sandy came through last Monday and Tuesday.
Although we were smack-dab in her direct path, we were far enough inland that we didn't have any real problems.
We never lost power, although if we had, we would have been OK with our hard-wired generator.
We had several inches of rain, but with our house's elevation, never got any household flooding.
Lots of mature trees around us, but all the wind knocked down was smaller branches and leaves.
The only real problem was the barn. Our barn always gets flooded whenever we get a heavy rain, and Sandy was a bit more than a heavy rain.
While SOME of our dogs were hard at work keeping our barn free of rats (ha),
others were riding out the storm all cozied up on the couch.
Tuesday morning, we found a lot of water still in the barn, though a good bit of it had receded.
We found a Romeo and Juliet rat pair that had lost their lives in the water.
Why does this make me so sad?
And sadly, we found one of our meat chicks had drowned, as well. Not in the water rushing through the barn, but in a bucket I had placed to catch a bad drip.
I couldn't bring myself to take that picture.
Rest in peace little chickie, rest in peace. Your brethren will be following you into the afterlife shortly.
Anyway, I hope you all fared well in the storm. Please chime in and let me know how you did!
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