Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Harsher Side of Spring

Remember the Spring photos of my dogwoods just a few days ago? Well, many of those trees are now on the ground. Our home and property were hit by a tornado last night. While we sustained significant property damage, all family and animals are unharmed. Here are some of the photos:




My son and daughter, along with Chelsea and her nine puppies – riding out the storm in the basement.






Skeet (who was outside during the worst part of it), wants to know if it is safe to come out of the bathtub yet.






Parts of our barn roof scattered over 25 acres.







There are four root systems above ground here – and that doesn’t count the hickory lying in the foreground.






These roots are from the above hickory tree. When I stand next to this root system, I cannot reach the top – they are at least 7 feet high.






This dog kennel tumbled about 100 feet.









The children’s play set (most of it anyway) was thrown about 100 feet.







What is left of our 18 by 48-foot pole barn lying on top of the other two dog kennels.






Another view of what is left of pole barn and another barn.






Small amount of noticeable roof damage on left front side.






Dad, hubby and son, standing under branches of one of the trees atop the barns.








A view from the backside of the barns.






A couple of perspective pictures. Compare to the size of the house which is 100 foot long.







Perspective – my mom standing to the right beside one of the fallen trees. Notice the van which is close to the top of the trees.





We are all safe, all 4 humans, 2 dogs, 9 puppies, 3 cats, 4 chickens and a partridge (no longer in a pear tree) …..everything damaged can be replaced and we have insurance. Even a fallen tree is a thing to enjoy!


Let the cleanup begin!

Michele Hester

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