Once again, we lucked out here at Pastures A Plenty. We got the rain, which was welcome enough and enough wind to twist and break several old trees while blowing some branches off a few younger, more valuable ones. Nothing at all compared to hail deep enough to snowplow and broken barns. We know our turn is coming, just not when. And it is difficult to believe that the winds are not stronger and more frequent each year.
Livestock all came through with flying colors. The cattle were a bit restless in their pasture before settling in to wait it out, the pigs snug in their straw and the hens had not yet be let loose for the day. Branch cleanup today.