Hello and Goodbye to Irene


Hurricane Irene came and is now on her way out.  She overstayed her visit and we're happy to see her go.

We are grateful and lucky that we had no damage to our home or homestead.
Sure, we have branches down, lost all the sweet corn and sunflowers (they used to be in the chicken's garden in the photo above) and we lost power for about 9 hours, but everything else is in tact.


Jay and I spent Saturday moving anything that could become projectile in 50-70 mph winds into the outbuildings.  The garden shed, for one, was packed full.

After packing all items away, putting a netting over my tomato plants, picking all ready veggies so I didn't lose those and making sure the generator was ready, I spent the rest of the afternoon getting laundry caught up and making homemade soup, bread and Blondies in the event we lost power. This way, all we needed to do was heat things up.  

It worked out beautifully.


As you can see in this photo, I've got about 5 stalks of sweet corn remaining.  The chickens will enjoy eating the not-quite-ripe corn.  My tomatoes, thanks to my husbands netting idea, made it through.  


Oliver and Emerson made it through the storm just fine.  They were not at all happy about doing their "business" out in it, but as you can see from the photo, they survived.  Ditto for Cait, Jackson and all the girls.

Here's hoping all of you and your friends and loved ones made it through the storm ok.

13 comments:

Melissa said...

SO glad there was minimal damage...and boy are you ever on top of the preparedness! Way to go and think of packing up all the stuff :) something I have never had to deal with I guess...have a wonderful week...oh and, I love your coop!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Glad you made it through okay!! We did too, and I was so glad to see the sunshine today!!

TexWisGirl said...

glad all is well for you and nothing serious there! :)

Teresa said...

Quite the storm. So glad you made it through okay.

mountain mama said...

so thankful y'all are okay! :)

Flat Creek Farm said...

Glad you're okay! You two are smart cookies for prepping the way you did. Love the last photo! And as many times as I've oohed and ahhed over your chicken coop/run... I still ♥ it! :) Have a great week! -Tammy

Cindy said...

It sounds like you did a great job preparing, and I glad to hear you had minimal damage.

Those pups look exhausted!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Glad that everyone- all creaters great and small made it through the storm. Love pictures of your chicken coop! You've got the best I've see so far!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Happy to hear your weathered Irene!!

Meg said...

Oh I'm so glad you're ok! Here we are on vacation all weekend, and I come back to here about this hurricane and start worrying about all my friends over there.

I do like how Blondies are an emergency preparedness item for you. My kind of woman. :)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks so much for your kind thoughts and comments. Meg...we didn't know how long the power would be out. (yes, we have a generator, but you've still got to be prepared!!!) Gotta have dessert! :-)

Diane said...

So glad everything iw well after the storm. We haven't had a drop of rain in 3-4 weeks. Very dry.
Blessings
Diane

SouthCoast Guy said...

glad to hear you made out ok, we also lost power for a while, but thanfully did not lose any trees, which was my biggest concern since the front of our yard is covered by large pines!