Saturday, June 15, 2013

Crazy Wind Storm

We had a blast of extreme weather in ESNC on Thursday afternoon. The boys were helping me plant a row of tomatoes and we started seeing clouds brewing to the NW.

 



I took a look at my weather app and saw that a storm was coming our way. We doubled down with manuring and composting the ground, trying to get through before the rain.

However, it wasn't to be! Very quickly, things got darker. Then, all of a sudden, the wind struck. We ran from the garden to the chicken coop where I left the boys. I was too worried about the cedars to stay though, so I made a run for my truck which was in front of the green barn. Halfway there and a huge gust. Crack! A large pine snapped and fell towards the green barn and truck. At the same time, the roof blew off the beehive. I made a 180 degree turn back for the coop, before quickly realizing that I did not want to be there either. Sprinted to the truck and shot off to pick up the boys. Once in, started toward our house. Crazy wind!

Then the bottom fell out. That's when I realized that I had left my iPhone lying in the garden! If you know me, you know that I went after it! I retrieved it in a torrential downpour. Dried it off and put it in a bag of rice (per Hunter's recommendation). Left it overnight and turned it on. Good as new (I'm typing this on it😊).

So now, I have a big job ahead moving the debris out of the way. Gonna have to be cut up and pulled off with the tractor.

 

Location:Eagle Springs, NC

 

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