Storms a commin’

The other night a storm blew in so quick, but you could see it coming….

Storm 2

I loved seeing the rain sheets coming from the river…

Storm 3

And across the fields towards our house…

Storm 1

The clouds turned and got darker as the storm got closer…

Storm 4

As much as I hate storms it was neat to see all this and be inside my cozy home safe and sound 🙂

Storm 5

The Big Storm…

Last night the heat finally got out of hand and caused a really bad storm. We had poring rain, hail, lightning, thunder, and the wind was so fast and hard. The storm lasted for a few hours and cause a lot of damage. It reminded me of when I was a child and sat though bad hurricanes. I found one article about it http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48024138/ns/weather/. Luckey (well thanks to God as we were praying hard) we only lost power for 18 hours and then they fixed the main line up the road so we got the  power back earlier then expected. All we could hear on the radio was it could be 2 to 10 days before we would get it back so we consider ourselves blessed. Poor little Chase was so scared when I had to run out into the storm last night to grab the grill cover and lay down the patio furniture. This storm came out of no where or I would have put them away earlier.

We lost the chicken run, but the house inside the coop held well and the girls were safe. We tried to fix it today, but only got it covered up until we can get the material we need, as we had downed power lines so we couldn’t get out all day. It’s not secure from animals, but their house still is. We also lost a couple of sides/big limbs to a couple of different trees. Our neighbor lost a lot of trees so we were out helping him chop and pile them up once we were done in our yard. We still have our trees to deal with, but hubby is still sick so the tree branches in our yard can wait till tomorrow or Monday. Anyways, if you got some of this storm I hope you are well. I am off to do some chores I couldn’t get done earlier without power.

First day of yard sales

Yesterday was the first day of the season we saw yard sale signs out. It was a very nice day and everyone was out. After we got home and picked up the dogs we went looking to see what yard sales had started.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mountains trees around us have really started to fill in and get some color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also saw this cool old barn that was falling in (yes another barn).

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we got home the chickens were enjoying the sun and worms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase and Baxter were out running and playing dog games. They were so cute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also wanted to share the sky picture I took from our back porch the night before. It looked like it was going to storm, but it never did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am off to walk with the dogs and see if there are any more yard sales today. I hope you all have a blessed Saturday. Anyone doing anything fun? Let me know 🙂