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More Weather Woes

14 Apr

We had two beautiful days this week that were normal April days.  Now we’re back to crappy early March weather.  Seriously.  We’ve had wind.

I woke to find the tree that I had finally accepted was going to have to come down this summer had already come down.  The one tree managed to take out two fences.

At least it didn’t touch the road.  At least it wasn’t a tornado like they had to the southwest of me.

We’ve had rain.  I don’t know why the llamas are staying outside.  They could actually walk into the barn if they wanted to.

We’ve had hail.  Luckily it was small and not very much (Actually, it’s hail you see on the llama’s back in the image above).

We’ve had snow.  At least it’s not the blizzard warning they have to the north of me.

More snow is in the forecast for tomorrow.  For Reference 29*F = -1.67*C, and our normal for this time is 61*F = 16.1*C.

Next weekend is already looking horrible.  We really need some better weather.  Now.  Last week.  Please…

The only silver lining is that it’s starting to get a bit more green out in the Back Forty.

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Holy Thunderbolts of Thor!

9 Apr

When I was going out in pasture with the goats last week, I was a bit surprised when I came over the hill and saw what looked like a horrible blast of lightening had hit one of my trees.

I cannot believe how it flung some of those chunks of wood into the ground.

I’m really glad that no goats were out in pasture when it happened.

They were certainly curious about this wood being flung all over their pasture.

Flower

Harley

It was good for horn/head scratching though.

I actually think I know when it happened.  One night just as I went to bed, there was a huge clap of thunder that made the dog whine and the kitten flew out of my bed in absolute terror.  Now I know why it was so loud.  My phone did also warn me that there was a lightning strike within a few miles of Eden Hills too.  Might have been a little off in its distance.

Brigit’s Waiting Too

2 Apr

Brigit was standing in the barnyard staring longingly out to pasture waiting for warm days and sunshine.  Sadly, she’ll have a long wait as our long range forecast is predicting temperatures about fifteen to twenty degrees below our historical average every single day.

Brigit

Wait.  Brigit isn’t old enough to know about warm weather and sunshine.  All she’s known in her life is this miserable cold.  She must have been waiting for her mom to come up from pasture.

Brigit (Myson, Moose, Annie, Caroline, Toffee, and Harley)

Hopefully, she’ll get her mom and warm weather soon.