The storm passed over us! We returned to the kitchen and watched reports for almost two hours. Twenty miles east of us had winds reportedly at 83 mph. A small town, Rudd, another 20 miles east got hit pretty hard. Some of our neighbors didn’t fare as well as we did losing some cattle buildings and roofs. And miraculously we never lost power!
We have many limbs and branches down everywhere. The cupola on top of the Barn in the Back blew off as did several bird feeders, the door on the pump house and two gates.
I went to the barn about 10:30 – I didn’t want to but had to check on everybody. A small west door had blown open, tearing out the staple that the door handle is hooked on. And there was a “siren” sort of sound coming from inside the goat pen which I discovered was just the wind blowing in around a west window.
This morning the doors to the haymow were open and blowing back and forth – I’m surprised they’re still attached – and the door to the pump house had come off. Just minor little things compared to everybody else.
This was a close one.
We are thankful this morning. Becky and I are headed to Concord Care this afternoon to provide Christmas music to the residents.
Did any readers experience damage? Tell us what happened.