Saturday, September 13, 2008

0700 AM

Ike is here! We have no electricty. Torrents of rain. The winds are screaming outside and if you place your hand upon the North facing windows, you can actually feel them move. Don went downstairs to check on everything. When we opened the door, a huge tarp or piece of fabric blew right by and scared the be-geebies out of us! So much small debrit is blowing around he had to wear goggles just to be able to keep his eyes open. There is a hum with the wind that sounds like someone that is blasting their base sterio, that continues on and on. The wind gage broke a long time ago because it is no longer registering. It probably spun completely off the pole! The highest wind speed it recordeed was in the high 40's and as I said - that was a LONG time ago. It is blowing much harder now. He said the gazebo (to my thrilling surprise) is stil in tact. The lambs fence is also still standing. Those are the 2 things I most worry about.

All animals in the barn are fine. The lambs are standing in a circle all facing each other. Part of the horse fence in the back pasture is down - but thankfully it is a part that leads to a riding arena. It is starting to get light outside - so we can see a bit better now. The trees are bending back and forth so much I cannot believe that they have not snapped.
..to be continued..

16 comments:

restyled home said...

Oh, here's hoping you. your animals, and property have remain unscathed. How very frightening for you all! I hope the storm passes quickly, and life can return to normal.

Sending love and prayers your way,
Linda

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I just woke up and had to come check on you! I'm watching the news and it looks bad! Stay safe!

vivian said...

wow! hang in there.. my prayers went up for you yesterday.. I hope its not too devastating in texas!

jerseygirl211 said...

Good Morning,

I'm so pleased to hear that everything and everyone made it safely through the night.

I turned on the weather channel as soon as I got up earlier, and couldn't seem to take my eyes off of it. The reporter was at the Hilton, seems front parts of the building have been ripped off and now other parts of the building. They are repoting that the storm is weakening, but that the rain is still heavy.

I'll check in on you later, stay safe.

(((((BIG HUGS))))))

'D'

Becky K. said...

I just found you through Gayla at Oatmeal and Whimsy...Be safe!

You have my prayers.

Becky K.

Ginger said...

I found your blog through Cindy at my romantic home...How scary to be in the storm, hope all of you do okay. Loved the picture of the horse in the wind...
Congratulations on the birth of your grandson.
Ginger

Tracy said...

Hi, I'm a first time visitor to your blog, I found you through Garden Antiques, I love your blog and also your farm is just beautiful!
Glad you guys made it ok through the storm, hope your farm didn't get lots of damage.

Tracy in Alabama

Pat @ Back Porch Musings said...

An amazing post, Julie!

Keeping you in our prayers!

justabeachkat said...

Oh Julie

I've been so worried for you. I pray you're all still okay. Keep us updated...often!

Hugs!
Kat

pedalpower said...

Just checking in....hoping everything is alright.

LivingTheLife said...

I've been thinking and praying for you guys all morning...I went to the weather channel first thing this a.m. when I arose...then I came to check your blog...been checking in every hour or so...I am praying that the worst has passed you...and that you have had minimal if any damage or destruction. Keep us posted...I know your power is out and suspect your are using a generator...I know that you have to be conservative with that...Remember we are all thinking of you...praying for you...and holding you in our hearts...also, sending a BIG cyber ((((HUG))) just in case you need it!

Blessings...
Teresa

The Urban Chic said...

Julie, prayed for all of you there. We just got a little damage and some tornado warnings and we are still under a watch. I am so glad you are all safe and had no damage to your beautiful farm. Thanks for coming by. I think we are exhausted to go through another one this year, but that's life when you live close enough to the gulf to be in danger. Love and Hugs, Pat

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Just checking in on you Julie. I'm hoping you are all fine. The animals too!

Gollum said...

I'm praying for you and your furry critters.

Sandy said...

Hi Julie,
Just wanted to check in and see how you all are! Keeping you all in our prayers.
Take care.
Sandy

a pink-bee said...

Keeping in you in thoughts and prayers ~stay safe.
crystal