Monday, August 29, 2011

Checking In

Irene has come and gone. We had 3 inches of rain and lots and lots of wind. Tree limbs down everywhere but the only thing damaged from them were a couple of empty cages and Tramp's doghouse. Poor Tramp had a tree limb go right through the roof of his house and doesn't even have homeowners insurance. LOL That's okay though as he has another doghouse right next door that is empty to move into. The ground is covered in leaves and acorns. Can hardly see the ground but I look at it as that is that many less to fall this fall. The tree limbs that fell were oak and they were loaded with acorns so am thinking it might be a nice cold winter since mother nature is giving the squirrels extra food to store. Another thing I noticed was Irene was blowing everything around and bending the trees in all directions but the squirrels nests didn't move at all. Not a single one fell from the trees or even looked touched at all. Maybe we should learn how to build a house from the squirrels. But most of the limbs have been cut up and stacked for winter firewood. The green leaves and acorns we fed to the goats and pigs. They were in heaven. I still have lots of raking and cleaning up to do but it will get done in time to start raking fall leaves I am sure. All the animals did really well during the storm. There was a big limb fell on the teen chickens house. I am sure it scared them but didn't hurt the house or them. I forgot to take the ferns hanging across the front of the house down and two of them got blown down but are fine and ready to hang back up. The weatherman says there are two more storms out there. Jose and I forgot the other one. It was a tongue twister name. Jose is suppose to turn east out to sea but the other one we have to watch. All the hurricanes that were really big and did the most damage in NC came in September so will keep the emergency supplies packed and be hurricane ready till November.While I was home entertaining Irene all my classmates were celebrating our 40th class reunion. I have loved seeing all the photos and reading all the fun they had. Some went down sliding rock (we use to do that when we were 40 years younger) and there is a video. Will try to post it later. The water at sliding rock stays 32 degrees year round and takes your breath away when you hit the water at the bottom of sliding rock. I hope they do this at our next reunion so I can join in! Anyways just letting you know Irene said goodnight with little problems and to remind you to count those blessings!!

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the other tropical depression will be called Katia if she develops.

glad all is well there - except for the smushed dog house! i hate to see limbs down, but at least you have some helpers to eat the leaves and acorns. :)

Anonymous said...

Thankful that you all came through Irene ok. That sliding rock sounds fun but oh, that water would be a shocker!!!!!
I know how you love winter; maybe it will be a great winter for you...stock up on hot chocolate and apple cider!
M. Lane

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Peggy, Glad you didn't get more damage than you got... I did hear the meteorologist today talking about this particular year. When Texas is dry, the Pacific is cold, and the Atlantic is warm---all of the hurricanes head toward the east coast.. They predicted it before the season started.. SO--you could get more. I'll pray that you don't...

We are so very very dry here. Haven't had any rain since the end of June. Everything has turned brown... Strange year --when some get so much rain and others get noon...

Have a good evening.
Hugs,
Betsy

carolina nana said...

Glad you didn't have much damage. To bad you didn't get to come to your reunion,you would have bee in my neck of the woods. I love to go to Sliding rock on hot summer days and just enjoy the cool air coming off the water.
Blessings

Granny said...

I've been watching for a post from you as I knew you were in the area that would get lots of wind and rain. I'm glad there was no damage to your home or outbuildings other than Champ's dog house. Glad he had another to move to.

goatpod2 said...

Glad everything is well!

Blessings,

Amy

Cheryl@OntheOldPath said...

Just found your blog, I am glad you survived Irene. Poor Tramp made me laugh, no homeowners insurance!

PEA said...

Thank God you're safe and sound sis!! I read your post yesterday on Google Reader but didn't have time to comment at the time, just wanted to make sure you were ok:-) Poor Tramp, losing his doghouse, though!! Thank goodness none of the animals were hurt. I was glued to the tv that day watching Irene wreak havoc on the east coast. Mother Nature in her fury is quite a sight to see but the results are heartbreaking. Love you sis. xoxo

JoyceAnn said...

Glad to hear all is well there and Tramp wasn't hurt.
We visited Sliding Rock several years ago , my youngest daughter was wanting to slide and my Mother-in-Law didn't want her to because it was in Oct. The park ranger finally convinced my MIL that she would be o.k. because the water stayed the same temp year round , so she got to enjoy her slide. Hope you post the video , would love to see it.

Be Blessed ~ JoyceAnn

Valerie said...

So good to read that ya'll fared so well. Thanks for keeping us posted. We had a really good, though brief, shower last night. Hopefully we'll get some rain this weekend.