Saturday, September 13, 2008
2 Trees and 4 Chickens.....Category: Farm Tidbits
Author: 5 Chicks and a Farmer
That's all we lost on the farm when Ike made its way through here last night. The two trees were already somewhat dead and the 4 chickens weren't smart enough to get out of the rain. Although, Farmer Jason and I spent about 1 hour chasing these 4 geniuses down and putting them in the barn several times last night before the storm hit.
Kaylyn would tell you that our yard looks 'junkie'. That is what she said when she looked out of the window this morning. There are lots of parts and pieces of trees everywhere. But, we are thankful as it could have been much worse.
I found out something new about myself. When disaster strikes, I'm a cleaner. Some people handle their stress in different ways by being cookers, crafters, eaters, etc. Well, I'm a cleaner. I organized the girls entire closet among other various procrastination areas before the storm hit yesterday. This worked out well on the farm because Aunt Debbie is a cooker. She loves to cook. So we were well-fed and I had a clean house. Perfect!
Please keep Jason in your prayers. He went into the fire station in Houston this afternoon. He said Houston was destroyed in many places. They transferred his crew to a different station with a working generator. A lot of the calls they are getting are for fires. But, he said it was indescribable what it looks like around there. Most people are packing up and leaving because they know they face days without power.
Please keep everyone affected by the hurricane in your prayers too. I see beautiful things happen within the church during a crisis like this. I know there are churches all over that will be taking care of evacuees as a form of 'worship' Sunday morning instead of having a 'normal' church service. Pray that the Lord is glorified in those places and the evacuees sense an overwhelming feeling of peace and comfort.