Saturday, August 27, 2011

Preparing for Irene


Hard to know what to do. Looks as if heavy rain and potentially dangerous winds will be coming our way. The ground is already so saturated that I don't know where the water will go. Hope the folks in charge of the river dams are paying attention

This time. (Our fair starts Wednesday and some of the photos at this link are of our fairgrounds during the 2006 floods.) To the north of us Washington County Fair has already decided to close early and I can't say as I blame them.

I am planning on cooking a large meatloaf and just putting it in the fridge. Along with something baked...don't know what yet...we will have good food if the power goes. If the guys get the cows filled up we will just hunker down and hope that it stays on. If it doesn't well...you CAN hand milk cows, although its really not a lot of fun.

Maybe the darned thing will swing out to sea and leave everybody alone. We can hope anyhow.

8 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

Stay safe!

lisa said...

We are already for the most part for the weather!

Cathy said...

Good luck, TC!
Our son has his NH bathtub filled with water, a non-electric can opener and a gal coming over who doesn't want to weather the storm alone :)

Can you reeeally hand milk that many cows?!

Jeffro said...

Thinking of y'all!

Sandcastle Momma said...

Sure does seem weird for me to be wishing you safety through a hurricane! We're saying prayers and hope y'all don't get too much wind or rain.

Terry and Linda said...

Hopeing you are all safe!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Linda said...

Stay safe. That's the motto around here for bad weather........be prepared.

threecollie said...

Thank you all. We are fine. Upstate NY isn't. The damage is horrific and will take years to repair. My heart is aching for our neighbors. Even the tiny village adjacent to the farm was evacuated, something I have never seen before.