(it was about 7 pm)
During a lull I went out to check on things. There were a lot of branches blown down and scattered around the yard. The biggest being as thick around as my wrist and about 3 feet long. LOTS of water, we're pretty sandy and most of that water is still draining so we've got puddles everywhere, which means it rained a LOT.
When we cleaned up Wednesday we found a small tree down and a pine branch about 5 feet long that Pie could barely lift.
Now look at this... see that tarp building on the right, the trailer and the big empty spot? Well there had been another tarp building there...
I haltered Applejack & Voodoo (because he's The Boss) and led them back to the pens with everyone else trailing behind. Of course that was when the lull started to end and the storm picked back up. Got everyone through the pens and into another pasture and back to the house, by which time I was soaked right through my rain jacket.
The little wire fence and bird netting around my square foot garden were twisted but easily fixed. For once being a procrastinator paid off, my plants were small enough to survive without damage lol
Another friend had the wind and rain blow out the seals on her south facing windows (kitchen and living room) and her front door blew open, yes it was locked, good thing she was home.
Another friend had her sewage back up because so much water got into her septic it just couldn't keep up.
A semi trailer in the town 10 minutes away blew over as did several large trees. There were also some other small buildings destroyed and lots of crops damaged/destroyed.
We're all lucky and grateful, things could have been a LOT worse.
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