“Getting ready to go to school was like getting ready for extended deep-sea diving.”
Snow started falling mid-day Monday (December 30), and continued on through the night – it was a fine, dry snow that glittered like diamonds. We awoke to a sparkling winter wonderland!
The contractor started installing the new roofing steel today – woohoo! It was a frigid -2°F when I did chores this morning, and had only climbed a degree or two when the crew arrived and started trying to coax the equipment to life.
Twice a day during winter months, I trudge out to the 99 year-old wooden hay barn to do chores – feeding and watering the livestock. Following is a series of photos taken while waiting on the water tank to fill over the course of the year.
The new steel panels for the machine shed arrived on Friday, which meant it was time to strip all the remaining panels off the old part of the building – installation of the new starts on Monday. The Lord gave us three days above 40°F, which melted all the ice and snow off the roof, enabling us to be able… Read more »
Not long after the “wind event,” I started trying to contact local contractors to rebuild the barn. There were numerous other farms in the area that had damage from this storm, so maybe that was a factor, but only one actually came out and took a look by mid-summer. Weeks went by and no further word was heard, after which… Read more »
So, once you’ve processed that a disaster has happened and all the family is okay, the next step is to start the cleanup… a difficult thing, as you really don’t know where to start.