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Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Mighty Wind

Holy moley, did we ever have a wind storm!  We had high winds for three days, topping out yesterday at over 40mph, with gusts over 60.  Amazingly, there was no real damage.

We had a few twigs off an ash tree

and a side of the little arena rail blew over.
Paj helped me inspect it.

"Hey human, guess we can't work anymore.
Oh toooo bad!"

No such luck, Paj.
David put it back up in short order.

We were very lucky.  Even the birds were lucky.  We have two nests out back.  The empty nest blew down, and the one with hatchlings stayed put.  They are fine.

10 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

The weather continues to baffle me.

sophie...^5 said...

3 days of winds must be scary...I thought hurricanes were bad enough...so much is going on with our weather now...sorta dread in years to come!

Annette said...

That's a lot of wind. I'm amazed that you didn't have more damage.

in2paints said...

With wind gusts like that, I'm glad you didn't have any major damage! I can't imagine 3 days of it!

Inger said...

Sorry about your fence, but great that the little birds survived. We had that wind for several days too, with hail and rain. It's nice and warm today, finally.

Jim said...

I bet that wind blows out and up there! All that open space and not too much to slow it down except fences and twigs. Good that you were spared too much damage.

Once Upon an Equine said...

Good thing the wind left your arena footing untouched. I think a lot of dirt from our dry lot ended up in Kansas.

Dreaming said...

Wow! It's interesting to see how the wind affects each of us. My 4 trays of seedlings, in my little portable greenhouse, are now in north Denver somewhere :((
I'm hearing 'threats' that the wind will return. NOOOOO!!! Go away!

Ruffles said...

Wind can be so frustrating. Especially when trying to do horsey chores. It seems to make all the horses hype up a bit.
I'm glad you guys didn't get too much damage.

sonia a. mascaro said...

I am glad, Terry, that there was no real damage!

Wishing you a good week ahead.