Monday, October 31, 2011
Our Welcome Home from Mother Nature
Mother Nature gave us one unwelcoming welcome home. We had at least 8" of heavy wet snow starting on Saturday and lost electric for about 27 hours. I have to say that I don't ever remember loosing electric for this long, even on the farm. We were very lucky, many will be without power for several days. Boy, we are definitely looking into solar panels, sooner rather then later. We really don't like being dependent on a utility company like this. Jane, I was thinking about you!
Saturday afternoon everything started looking like this. The electric went out early.....so, we headed to "The Italian's" parents. His cousin was up from North Carolina for a visit.
We had a wonderful lantern lit dinner of pasta, chicken, mashed potatoes and beans cooked on the gas stove top.
Sunday morning I got out the camp stove, made coffee and tea and then headed out for a walk around the block. I can't wait to get our much needed new stove. It's going to be dual fuel.
All of the following pictures are from a walk around one block. The damage is just amazing. Almost every home had major damage to trees.
As you can see from the pictures, the leaves are still on the trees and most haven't even started to change color. When I got home, we had a nice camping breakfast of eggs and toast.
It was quite warm and the snow was quickly melting. I attached the cold frame tops, cleared off the melting snow and opened them up.
You can see from this picture, just how heavy the snow was. The weight pulled the sides in on the squirrel barricaded garlic bed.
It looks like the weather is going to return to normal for this time of the year.....hopefully, it will stay that way for awhile and I can get some gardening done!
I hope that the rest of you that were hit by this early storm are safe and sound!