|Yesterday we were on high alert due to an approaching storm. As it approached around 4:00 PM the sky turned dark purple-black, the wind gusted and temperature dropped 20 degrees in minutes. By 4:30 PM it was as dark at 9:00 pm at night. Heavy rain and wind came, but not the 60-70 mph predicted. By night fall it was windy and rain, but nothing scary. We marveled how the meat chicken house had now go through two storms without any damage. After dark, the wind picked up and rain became more intense. This morning we found the chicken house in ruin and chickens all over the pasture.|
We lost one chicken that was crushed. All of the others were caught and moved to the old barnyard. Harvest day is July 31, so they will stay there until they leave the farm.
Before the storm
|Where has all the months gone? May is almost over and Memorial Day is this Monday. Summer is days away. School will soon be out and families will take off for their annual vacation. Here on the farm it is the end of calving, lambs have been weaned, day old chicks have grown into chickens, kittens scurry around in the barn and its finally warm enough for our vegetables to grow. The bushes and brambles in the berry patch are almost ready for our pick-your-season. Eva's over 100 rose bushes are in full bloom confirming the change of season.|