Saturday, August 27, 2011

Getting Ready For Hurricane Irene

Jerry and I have spent the last day and a half preparing for Irene.

The house looks so empty after we removed all the shepherd's hooks,
chairs, decorations and hanging baskets.

We still have some of the hummingbird feeders hanging.

The little birds don't like the new arrangement one single bit.
And I can't say I blame them.

I don't think anyone has visited this one that I tied to the railing yet.

Jerry's workshop looks like a nursery.
There are plants everywhere.

His fishing pole rack makes a great hanger.

We moved the truck and trailer to a safe spot away from the trees.

Topped off the water trough . . . 

Jerry did some grating in front of the horse stalls
so that the water would hopefully drain away.

Put plexi-glass in Rita's west side window. . . 

Moved the metal pony into the barn . . .

And now we are all just waiting and hoping that Irene will be kind to us
and keep moving farther out to sea.


  1. Looks like you have done all the right things, and hopefully those little hummers will batten themselves down somewhere safe. Blessings to you and Jerry and the horses and all others at your home. Keeping you in our thoughts as you weather the storm! Keep us updated.

  2. I'm really hoping it doesn't hit us hard! Fingers crossed that your critters stay safe and no big trees come down.

  3. Have you filled your bathtub with water? You may need it to flush toilet and other things, if the electricity fails?
    Sandra W.

  4. Sandy, it looks like you've got all outdoor bases covered. I deeply hope you, and Jerry and all the animals are safe and well, and Irene weakens a lot. Be safe!


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