Sunday, October 28, 2012

Battening Down

We spent the last two days preparing for Hurricane Sandy.  

At once point, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's interactive storm tracker predicted that the eye of the storm would travel right up the next road over from ours. Grrrrreat.  But, now it shows the eye passing a few miles to the east.  Still too close.  It will be hitting this area Tuesday and Wednesday, and I'm hoping it will be a much weaker storm by then.

Here are a few shots of our preparation.

The ewes examine my work -- I staked down their "ewegloo." Ram looks on.
The definition of insanity -- the torn shreds of last winter's TWO canvas wind blocks, at the stable end.

Expecting a different result this year? Why not!? (actually, we will permanently wall it this year) 

Might as well add one to the front of the barn while we're doing futile things.
Burdock helped.

Trying out the new wind-block.  DeCato stays out when Hudson is eating.

1 comment:

  1. We have been doing the same also. Filled all water troughs to the top, extra buckets in the barn, and tried to secure everything as much as possible. I put a halter on my mare that has a dog tag with our phone number in case they get out. We have lots of trees along our fences lines so we hope we wont have that much damage. Good luck and stay safe!