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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Just Another Huge Windstorm

 The weather forecast and local news was warning us of a huge storm coming our way. Yeah, yeah... thus far we had not received any of the strong winds and drenching rains predicted and it was sunny outside. I went out to feed my sheep. To feed my sheep I take the wheelbarrow through the gate shown above to get hay from the hay shed. Just minutes after I went through the gate the winds picked up to a horrifying speed causing this branch to come down where I had been less than 5 minutes before. The branch broke on the roof and was stuck firmly under the sheep shed, and also left debris all over the other side of the shed. Meanwhile, I was in the hay shed and  hearing loud roaring of the wind and seeing huge branches flying horizontally across the sky, and hearing loud noises of large branches hitting the roof of the hay shed. I stayed put under cover until the wind subsided for a moment, then I ran with the wheelbarrow full of hay to the sheep shelter, fed them quickly and ran for the house. Good thing too, things got very dangerous , very quickly.
 We lost electrical power before the 6:00 news. For the next few hours my husband & I listened to raging winds outside, heard large things being blown against the house, saw our porch furniture being blown around the porch, and we were glad to be safe indoors. We read by candlelight, I wrote in and addressed many Christmas cards , and we went to bed knowing we were safe & sound, even without electricity.( Above, a tiny bit of the devastation around our pond... a tree top laying over our fire pit. )
 We had a lot of storm debris and tree tops fall into our pond, and over our fire pit ,
 but the morning after the storm the sun shone bright, the power came back on before noon, and the ducks and geese were swimming & bathing in the pond.
Life goes on. The storms rage , wreaking devastation , but the sun will eventually come out and calm returns. Through so many storms in my life I have finally learned , storms do end... and I need to simply hang in there for the sunshine , it's worth it ! " He sends forth His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow, " Psalm 147:18  ~


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

So glad you and your critters survived the windstorm.

After 2 back to back hurricanes, my husband carved a heart out of a piece of a downed tree, and on the back of it he wrote. "Winds blow, trees fall, but love remains."

Love and hugs to the both of you ~ FlowerLady

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Thank goodness you were not standing where the branch came down! Those geese photos are amazing. Especially love the one flapping or spreading his wings. xoox

Connie said...

Oh my goodness, Kathy, how scary to be out in the midst of those branches falling and flying around. I'm so glad you made it inside safely. Also glad to hear the storm passed and the sun returned. God is good all the time.

Deanna said...

Beautiful scripture,

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh Kathy I am so happy you are all OK those storms can be very scary. Take care. Hug B

Anonymous said...

Glad you stayed safe. That really was an amazing wind storm for sure. All we got were lots of branches off the neighbors tree and our bbq cover tried to fly away! The last couple days have been so nice...

Texastracking said...

oh my friend - you are a brave and smart woman! yikes! glad you and Jim were snug abed while winds did their damage. Yes - storms last for a while - but God controls it all and He gives us calm in the storm

Deborah Montgomery said...

So glad you are safe and sound! and all your animals too.
I got the wee sheep today. They are adorable, I love them!! So much fun to know where the wool came from, and see pictures of its "home."