Feeling Grateful

1 Apr

Friday saw a prediction of possibly severe weather with a system that has covered much of the midwest.  I am so grateful that my school let us out two hours early–it gave kids an opportunity to get home.  It gave me a chance to get home and make sure all the kids were safely off pasture.

I shut my wimpy Antigone and Perdita in the garage. Then I got really lucky.  I had storms on pretty much every side of me, but they seemed to split and spare my farm and small town.

It did finally form another line to the west that was going to hit the farm.  I went out and watched it come in, making sure all the kids were near buildings.

Aphrodite feeding her girls just before the rain hit.

It became a clear wall cloud

Then the winds hit, and the rain came.  There was a little bit of hail, but nothing too big.

All the babies made it in; sorry to these girls (who could have gone into the greenhouse)

Shortly after the line passed my farm, it grew more severe.

I am so grateful the severe weather missed me, and my heart goes out to those who were not so lucky.


9 Responses to “Feeling Grateful”

  1. Jeanne April 1, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

    Oh, my! I’m thankful too, that your farm wasn’t hit by the worst weather!!

    • Teresa April 1, 2023 at 5:10 pm #

      We were very lucky to have the severe stuff miss us. There was quite a bit of damage in eastern Iowa.

  2. Mary Ann April 1, 2023 at 5:54 pm #

    We had unrelenting hugh winds for 48 hours, they finally stopped around noon today, thank God…I was put on it four times during the night with the little dog. I’m so glad the storms missed you.

    • Teresa April 1, 2023 at 5:54 pm #

      Glad you are safe.

  3. Foss Mountain Farm April 1, 2023 at 8:28 pm #

    So glad you and the farm are ok. The stories from those tornadoes are heartbreaking.

    • Teresa April 1, 2023 at 8:56 pm #

      It is heart breaking to see all the damage and loss of life.

  4. janicead April 1, 2023 at 8:53 pm #

    So pleased you and the kids were spared.

    • Teresa April 1, 2023 at 8:56 pm #

      We were very lucky.

  5. Eileen Wise April 2, 2023 at 4:37 am #

    So glad you all are safe. I am glad the worse part of the storm missed you. We have a thunderstorm and some high wind gust yesterday. Take care, have a wonderful week!

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