Thursday, September 11, 2008

Preparing



As you've probably heard by now, Ike is due to hit the coast of Texas beginning tomorrow evening and continuing through Saturday. Ike is huge in size!

I'd love to post a ton right now, but we are busy little bees around here gearing up for the storm. You see, our farm is located about 1.5 hours northwest of Houston. They think the eye of the hurricane will even pass through these parts so we are preparing for the worst.

What does one do with a herd of cattle, pigs, a gazillion chickens, goats, some cats, and a rowdy dog named 'Rowdy' do when a huge hurricane is headed for them????

We don't know exactly.

But, we are preparing as best as we can and know how. Things are pretty crazy in our little town right now.

Keep our farm and family in your prayers. Jason was scheduled to work Saturday with the Houston Fire Dept, but has paid a replacement so that he doesn't have to leave us here all by our lonesome. I'm so thankful he will be here! Also, pray for everyone down here in Texas in the path of the storm. I will update you as I can.

I will leave you with photos of our newly remodeled barn. We had it painted our official farm green and some new glorious barn doors put on the front not only to keep all of the critters out, but also to spruce it up a bit. There is also a new concrete slab to the right of it under a porch.




11 comments:

Brandi said...

hey lyns. the barn looks beautiful. good luck keeping everyone safe! i can't believe our little town. i waited in line at heb for 30 minutes! stay safe.

The Kramer Family said...

Thanks Brandi! I'll be praying for your sweet family too.

Our little town IS totally crazy right now. I was at HEB last night at 11pm and a caravan of about 10 tour buses drove by!

Praying!

matt, larra, and brody said...

We're praying for the farm! Stay safe!
Love you!
larra

Pine Pod Farm said...

Prayers for your family.

Aunt Lexi said...

That is a cute barn! I will definitely be praying for you family during this time.

QuiltedSimple said...

The barn looks great - I love the color! Good luck keeping everyone and everything safe - I'll be praying and thinking of you friend!
Stay safe!
Kris

Sarah Shalley said...

Lyns, I've been thinking about you! I pray that everything stays safe and alive and intact over there! We're at mom and dad's. Our house is all boarded up....who knows what this will be like. I'll talk to you once its all over. LOVE YOU!

Heidi said...

Good Luck to you - our prayers are with you and all of those who are dealing with this!!!

Grace said...

I thought of y'all first thing this morning, and I hope that all is okay. I've been reading the news about the storm, and sounds like it was a bad one, but at the same time less furious that expected. Hope y'all and the farm are okay.

-Grace

mandi said...

and here i am worried about my 8 chickens!

how did you guys fare?

The Kramer Family said...

Thanks for the prayers everyone! We are doing great! There wasn't any damage to the farm besides a few uprooted trees and 4 dead chickens. That's pretty good considering we have tons of trees and chickens.

Keep Jason in your prayers. He went into the Fire Station (Houston) this afternoon. He said it was pretty terrible. There is lots of damage and no power for millions of people.

Again, thanks for praying!
Lyns