Saturday, September 13, 2008

Minimal Damage - PRAISE GOD!!!

Each of these trees were blown down in completely different directions, giving you an idea of the cyclonic winds that we experienced.

This tree fell atop the horse fence in the back pasture bordering the woods.

This part of the fence just could not stand the 90+ MPH gusts of wind we experienced.

The copula on top of the barn is either twisted and broken - or our house turned around...because the metal sheeting peeled off of it and it now says North is South!

There are plenty of these around..and in time Don and I will get them cleaned up.

Something good... well the lambs are nice and white again! Hopefully it will not get too warm tomorrow though - It sure would be a shame if they shrunk!


Cynthia said...

So gld you had little damage. We survived with no damage. We have a few small to medium branches down and no electricity. Deceided to head out to my sisters to spend the night in the a/c.

pedalpower said...

I'm glad things came out ok. Looks like you have some work ahead getting cleaned up.

justabeachkat said...

I'm so glad you're okay. I was a bit worried when you didn't post all day. Praise God things didn't get too too bad for you.


Susan said...

Hi, I was out of town and computer-less all week. I'm so glad you're OK and didn't have a lot of damage to your farm!

Becky said...

I am so glad that you didn't have horrible damage. Praise the Lord.
He is so good to answer our prayer.
I wish I was there to help you clean up. And the sheep are so sweet. We raised sheep while I was growing up.
I guess fence repairs first huh?
Well you take care.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I'm relieved it wasn't worse for you! I do have a mention that the sheep are whiter and the horses went to the lower pasture.....they are OK being OUT in that wind? I'm a city girl and don't know much about these things but I was startled to see they were outside in that weather!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's so good to hear the damage is minimal, Julie!

These storms are so powerful!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Minimal damage is great. I've been thinking of you & praying for you. All is good ...considering.
Take care, DebraK

jerseygirl211 said...


I am so pleased to hear that you consider the damage minimal. I said a prayer in church this morning that everything would be okay, I too was worried afer you didn't post after 7am yesterday.

Is that a Collie I see in one of the pictures, I can't tell from the back.

Thanks for the post to let us know your ok.

'D' @

Lisa said...

Wow, that's a lot to be thankful for!! I'm glad you didn't have a lot of damage nor did you, your family, or animals get hurt!!

BailiwickDesigns said...

I'm SO glad you and the animals came through unscathed! It's great news. ::Jill

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Julie! Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you! But I have been praying. I am so relieved you didnt have too much damage and all are okay!!! I am sorry though for the damage you did get! Hopefully it will all end soon! I cant believe how much rain everyone is getting from this too!

Love you,

Anonymous said...

Im very happy to hear you are okay and the animals did well.
After being in Katrina I know how you felt.all you can do is hunker down and pray and when it is over walk out and see what happened.looks to me someone was watching over you =)

Emily said...

I am just glad to hear that you guys are okey. We miss ya'll and can't wait till Christmas.
Love yu!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh I am so sorry you had so much Ike problems.... your beautiful home/barn..... oh my.... God bless..... I am glad no harm came to you or yours...