Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The storm

Today friends, you can call me "Chicken Little" instead of Henny Penny. There is an awful storm coming our way. Those of you who have read my blog for any length of time, know that I am terribly afraid of storms. 

This Hurricane Florence has kept on the same path, growing and gaining in strength, and seems bound and determined to hit the North Carolina coast.



Poppy and I are absolutely surrounded by tall trees...too many trees, as a matter of fact. If we can just get through this Hurricane Florence without a tree falling on either of us, or the house, or an animal, we will be so thankful. 



and these trees seem to lean in every direction. If the ground is saturated and we get 60 plus, mph winds, well, it's going to be scary for sure.

Today on the noon news and weather, Governor Cooper called this storm "a monster", and like nothing we've ever seen.



Poppy had to work today, so tomorrow we will do what we can to keep things outside from blowing away. I did put together another wooden bench inside the cozy part of the goat barn. Goats, at least these two, can't stand the rain...



and since the front of the barn is wide open, they now have more protection.



I'll cover two sides of the bunny lot with tarps, to protect them from the wind and rain.

And the guineas! Please keep your fingers crossed that I will be able to coax them into their old lot behind the little chicken house. It's a cozy spot where they will be safe. I can't stand the thought of them roosting high up in that old cedar in the rain and wind. All eight of them might get blown away. Sometimes they will listen and follow me...but sometimes not.   



I hope and pray everyone in the path of this storm will stay safe. If possible, I will try to post updates of what's happening right here during the storm. 


Thank you...

Love,
Henny


54 comments:

  1. You and yours are in my prayers along with all in this hurricane's path. I, too, am afraid of storms.

    Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

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  2. Henny, have been wondering about you all day. Hoping you all stay safe and those trees stay up. You will be in all our prayers tonight for sure.

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  3. I will be praying for you away all those in the path of the storm.

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  4. I will be thinking about you and hope that you stay safe.

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  5. I've been thinking of you and hoping and praying you'll be okay. That storm sure does sound like a wicked one.

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  6. diane in northern wisSeptember 11, 2018 at 5:38 PM

    Dear Henny, I've started praying for you and all the critters at your place already! Poppy too! May you be spared the worst of the storm and come out of it OK. What part of NC are you living in? I have a sister about half an hour from Charlotte. May you all be safe! Prayers for Shelby too!

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    1. Thank you Diane. We are in Louisburg, just north of Raleigh. Of course, you know Shelby is in Durham, not too far away. Your prayers are appreciated.

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  7. Hoping you all will be safe and there will be no damage. This is a really bad storm. You are being proactive, will be thinking and praying for you and everyone in it's path.

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  8. Hope you all weather the storm safely. Looks like you are taking good care of the animals! :)

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  9. Henny I've been thinking of you since I heard about this storm. I know you are doing all you can to keep all your sweet animals safe and of course you and Poppy too! I know you have always been scared of storms and I hope once Poppy gets home he will be able to stay there with you through the storm. I will keep you all in my prayers! Stay safe!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie. Poppy is scheduled to work Friday, but if the storm is here, he is not going in, thank goodness!!

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  10. I am concerned about you and this monster storm and all those tall trees and I am praying for your safety, friend.

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  11. Oh dear, it's a horrible feeling to know you might get the brunt of it. I'd be tempted to worry too! Sounds like you are taking the best of precautions though.

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  12. oh my goodness how terribly scary!!
    you all will be in my thoughts xx

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  13. May you all stay safe and sound, Henny, will be thinking about you.

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  14. The News programs over here are keeping us up to date
    with the events of Hurricane Florence..! Especially
    at the start of the weather forecast!

    Thinking and praying for you all..You, Poppy, Cats, Dogs,
    Birds, Bees..And ALL the wild life..God Bless!
    And..don't go reading any books about Noah! :).
    Take Care Now! ´*•.¸(*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´

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  15. We will put you in our prayers too. The closer this bad girl Florence gets, the scarier it gets. I pray y'all and every one of your sweet animals will be kept safe and that you will weather this storm just fine. I'm not sure of your location, so don't know if you've been evacuated or not? Or if you will be remaining home. Either way, stay safe!!

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  16. Good thoughts and prayers going your way my friend. xo

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  17. Prayers for safety

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  18. I will keep you, and your family n prayer for less wind, less rain and less stress during the hurricane.

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  19. I hope you and all around you will be safe and do not suffer too much damage. I will be thinking of you.

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  20. I just heard about this last night and thought of you, instantly. I will continue to pray for you and everyone on the path of this storm. Good luck with those guineas... You know, I thought animals knew when a a bad storm was coming and would be the first to head for cover. Hopefully the guineas are those kinds of animals and will heed your call. Many blessings to you, your family, and neighbours.

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  21. Praying you are kept safe and sound dear Henny !
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  22. Stay safe! I'll be thinking of you.

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  23. Hoping for your safety and your animals too!
    Phyllis

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  24. Will be praying that you and yours are safe and you have no damage from the storm.

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  25. I will keep my fingers crossed and pray that you get through this safely. I have seen trees lifted out of the ground and almost float before dropping to the ground, very very scary.

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  26. I hope the storm fizzles out sooner than predicted. Please keep yourselves safe Henny!

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  27. PRAYING for you, Poppy and your farmstead!!!
    Please be sure to keep us posted.

    Can you believe Sam now is also in this hurricane. He is in South Carolina. I do not think it is to hit as bad as is to your North Carolina, but I know nothing about hurricanes.

    Praying my dear friend, love to you,
    Carla

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  28. Oh God bless you! I'm sending prayers for you, your hubby, and all the critters to be safe and dry. I also pray for the storm to lessen in strength and/or take a turn and head out to sea.

    Take care my friend,
    D~~~~

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  29. Thinking of you and yours. Hoping you all stay safe!

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  30. Oh, yes, please keep us updated if you can. I don't know how far inland you are, but I do so hope you and your farm friends stay safe. The coast may not be survivable.

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  31. Please stay safe. We are hunkering down also I dread this storm I am praying it goes back out to sea
    Love you bunches

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  32. Prayers for safety for you and Poppy, your property, and your sweet fur/feather babies!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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  33. I am so so sorry you are getting hit with this storm. I am praying for you and all your sweet critters and family. Sending you love and safe thoughts- xo Diana

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  34. I love you, Chicken Little!! I hope we all stay safe during the storm!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MAMA TODAY!!! ~your oldest, troublesome child

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  35. Dear Henny I am praying for you. I so understand about wind and trees because I live in a woods too. Take care friend. Hugs!

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  36. I saw a different post, but can't find it now.
    Anyway, I've been praying, as I'm sure many have, for the storm to weaken and God to watch over all.
    Glad to hear you are well. God bless.

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  37. Happy Birthday Henny! I commented on your 9-14 post but it went away - hope the storm didn't get it! I pray you see no more of the storm and have a beautiful birthday!!!

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  38. Happy Birthday, dear Henny Penny.
    I am not able to access your latest post ( the Storm went South). Maybe could you re-post it?
    I'm glad you're okay.

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  39. Happy Birthday, Henny! I, too, saw your post about the storm going south and then it disappeared! I hope that's not a indication that you're having hurricane-related problems. I was channel surfing earlier and saw a report of a tornado warning for Tarboro, NC. The map also showed Raleigh so I knew it was in your general direction. Thank goodness tornadoes have a very narrow path. Hurricanes damage hundreds of miles of land in all directions while tornadoes only harm what's in their narrow path. I remember that a couple of years ago you went to the outer banks to celebrate your birthday and Andee's. I wonder how the area fared with Florence's arrival. I hate to see all the beautiful buildings and trees damaged from storms like this. Stay safe. I hope your girls and Shelby escaped the storm's wrath. I'm glad you, Poppy and your animals, including those stubborn guineas, are all OK.

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  40. Happy Birthday, Henny. Your last two posts have disappeared so hope they return. I'm relieved to hear you are ok. hugs, Deb

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  41. Same with me..Your latest post has appeared on my
    Blog list..but but not opened up...Never mind!
    Hope everything is o.k. Hope You and Poppy and
    ALL the animals are o.k. Keeping my eye on the
    news over here..Not to good up there in the North.
    Stay safe...! 😸 😻

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  42. Glad you are okay! We did ok here too, just wind and rain.

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