Tuesday, June 11, 2013


We had quite a scare last night just as we were about to sit down to supper!!!  A tornado warning with a funnel cloud spotted less than a mile from our house...traveling in our direction!!!  As it turns out, we just had wind and heavy rain, thankfully!!  Looks like our yard is washing away, with another 2 inches of rain in the gauge.  I actually pictured our little house washing down the hill and into the pond!!!

Here is the back yard with another 9 trees cut.  All the trees are still on the ground so there is big mess to be cleared away.  Anyway, couldn't wait to show you.

First "before"...

For years, I've worried that lightening would hit this tall pine...

 And "after"...

Looks like now we will have to clean and paint the wood trim around the back.  The shade and moisture has caused green mold, and discoloration.  Wouldn't that give the house a fresh new look??

Well, I won't keep on about this and bore you....There is so much work to be done in the yard, I hardly know where to begin.  I'm thinking I will run the drop cord and plug in my very own chain saw...my birthday present from Poppy last year!! :)  I can get the limbs cut off and pulled away, which will be a start!!!

I know...I'll be careful.  Are you picturing me tangled in the cord down in this ditch??  No doubt, Lynn and Andee are!!:)

Thank you for looking in....Will be back soon.

Henny Penny


  1. Dear Henny,
    It's so fun to watch your place settle in to new adjustments here and there.

    That's quite a transformation with so many trees down. The only thing I don't like about Spring is tornadoes and mosquitoes. The extended cooler weather and abundance of rain has promised to produce a bumper crop of mosquitoes like has never been seen before.

    Your yard is looking great. You are The Woman for having your own power saw. That's impressive! I am not nearly so brave.


  2. Drear Jen,

    Thank you. Oh, I agree with you about Spring. I worry a lot about storms; lightening, wind, all of it. That is one reason for cutting more trees. I'm not as brave as I sound. Guess you saw where I never got the nerve to use the saw.. :)


  3. WOW!! That is amazing. I know you worried about the pine. I did too. It was beautiful before and it's even more beautiful now. I cannot wait to see how the flowers will do next spring with all that light! I think you are going to love it! Carl is so good at tree cutting!



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