Friday, August 26, 2011


Twas a few hours before Irene
When all through the homestead
Not a critter was stirring
Cause they all were in bed!

The bunnies were nestled all snug in the hay
While the kids were laying beside momma goats begging to play.

The chickens were roosting all safe and dry
And Baby, the turkey was dreaming of pie!

The geese in their nest were watching it rain.
While the ducks wondered if they could go swimming
If they raised enough cane.

Tinker and Bella were both standing guard
While praying the wind wouldn't start blowing too hard.

The feed pans and buckets were all put away
Until Irene hopefully passed the next day.

The oil lamps, flashlights, and batteries are near
so if the power goes out we have nothing to fear.

Now Irene as you come to North Carolina at dawn
Hidden Haven will be fine
And will be sending you right along.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

How cute, Peggy...You are so creative. I am praying for your safety --and all of your critters---along with all of the people in harm's way this weekend due to Irene.

Anonymous said...

This is an adorable poem, Peggy. I pray you all will be safe.
Blessings, Mrs. M. Lane

Mike said...

She's not been too bad while heading this way.
I think we'll be fine the rest of the day.
We've been lucky so far as she blows through the night.
We'll find out at dawn's early light.

PEA said...

Sis, I'm watching CNN and they've just said that Irene has reached North Carolina....please be safe!!! Prayers are being sent to you and all the others affected by this terrible storm. Love you! xoxo

TexWisGirl said...

the rains sound like heaven, but i do hope all will be well for you and your homestead!

Granny said...

Praying that you're safe through the storm.

Carolyn Renee said...


But, how are you guys now? Keep us updated so we don't worry too much! :)

carolina nana said...

Praying that you stay safe during the storm and afterwards don't have much damage.
Blessings for you

Anonymous said...

Take care and stay safe!



JoyceAnn said...

Hi Peggy ~ Love the poem , it's so sweet. Hope Irene wasn't to tough on " Hidden Haven ". We had a breezy day , but didn't get much rain out of this storm.

~ Be Blessed ~