Lesson 641 – After Hurricane Sandy

As an update to the storm.

Man, that was something. We live in Southern New Hampshire, far away from the center of hurricane Sandy and yet we had strong winds and driving rain all day. Can’t even imagine what it was like for those who were closer.

At one point, 57 percent of our town was out of electricity.

And yet we never lost ours.

We have limbs and probably every leaf that was left on a tree in the state of New Hampshire now on the ground in our yard but amazingly we didn’t have any damage. And then this morning, Addy told me about a tree that she had heard fall during the night. I went out to look and wow …

Here’s one of our trees that just snapped.

And here’s one of our tall pines. Here is the root ball.

Here is the top of the tree extending into our neighbor’s yard. That’s one big tree.

And here is the root ball in relation to our house. If that tree had decided to fall in another direction, it could have taken out our house. (and hit in the area where the girls sleep.)

Yup, a few prayers of thanks went up this morning.

Our flock is safe and sound and we are so very grateful for that.

Those who were and continue to be in harms’ way are in our thoughts and prayers.


Filed under All things chickens, Inspiration, Life Lessons, members of the flock, New Hampshire, The Family

9 responses to “Lesson 641 – After Hurricane Sandy

  1. Harmon

    I guess that when a tree falls in the forest it does make a sound. Glad you are all ok.

  2. Karen W

    So glad all the chicks are safe. Thanks so much for your posts yesterday. I am in FL and I’ve got one of mine in NJ, one in NYC (Greenwich Village), and a third in CT (Stamford). Your info helped me keep tabs on things from a distance!

    • Wendy Thomas

      wow Karen! You must have been a wreck yesterday! Glad I could help to pass on information.

      Hope everyone is safe.


  3. Suddenly Jamie (@suddenlyjamie)

    So glad everyone’s okay! Can’t believe you didn’t lose power – that must be a first! Stay safe and love to all the feathered girls. 😉

  4. Glad everybody made it! Us too! Never slept last night and could hear the limbs cracking. What mess this morning, have been keeping my blog up on the latest in our area ….. the damage is stunning and we are so very grateful to be vertical.

  5. Happy u made it. We had a lot of downed trees, flooding, and other damage, but are greatfull our house, chicken coop, and rest of the property made it. Now that the rain has stopped I need to get some photos. I am happy we have our power and water back now. 🙂 Glad u didn’t loose yours 🙂 Love the look of your house 🙂

  6. We hate to see any tree go down and have never had to cull a tree for firewood yet. All our wood comes from opportunist gathering after other people have called in the tree choppers. Better that the trees keep us warm than end up as ignoninious wood chips. There is an equation I have not made: green house gases released by rotting woodchips compared to a well managed fire. The father was discussing it the other day but we have not come to a conclusion yet.

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