Flooding, thunder, lightning, lost power, hail, pouring rain! ARRGHHH!

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  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    My hubby & I were out working on my new garden area (which will also be the location for my new bantam coops unbeknown to him!) [​IMG]
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    Anyway....here are our supervisors:
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    You can see the weather coming in....
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    We heard a HUGE thunder....then nothing. We kept working and then it started to lightning & thunder--and POUR down rain! Next came the hail and about 2 minutes after the hail started, we lost power. Of course, my white (with blue eyes, 2nd attempt) Muscovy eggs are due tomorrow! So I was ---> [​IMG] The power was out for three hours total...the incubator temp. started to plummet so I panicked and I took the eggs out & slipped them under Mrs. Duck-Duck who has been sitting for four days...I have another younger duck who just started sitting today, so I switched their eggs out....I hope these hatch....
    A quick picture of my "sniper tower" coop--well, I'm hoping it will be a coop sooner than later! I just need to put a roof on it & OSB the sides--any volunteers???
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    So after about two hours...hubby & I decide to go on a drive....here's down by the horse barn/tack shed:
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    Down the road about 1/8 of a mile from our house:
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    Down the road about 1/4 of a mile--the entire left shoulder is gone!
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    I'm hoping that sooner rather than later--we'll have some weather more like late spring than MARCH! LOL I'm ready for warmer weather!
     
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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Can i come live with you.... I'll be good and ..and..and... pleeeeease?
    Beautiful land!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Do you build coops? [​IMG]
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Do you build coops? [​IMG]

    I'll bring my hubby... [​IMG]
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Oh and thanks for the compliment about land...that's just a tiny silver. [​IMG] I need to get some more post-fire pictures up...but it is really greening up thanks to all of this water!
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Do you build coops? [​IMG]

    I'll bring my hubby... [​IMG]

    Does he work for beer? LOL Or how about rare hatching eggs? [​IMG] If so--there's a house for sale right up the road from us...it's two a creek, two ponds, a barn or two, 10+ acres...solar power...I scoped it out & there is definite chicken/waterfowl raising potential there!
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:I'll bring my hubby... [​IMG]

    Does he work for beer? LOL Or how about rare hatching eggs? [​IMG] If so--there's a house for sale right up the road from us...it's two a creek, two ponds, a barn or two, 10+ acres...solar power...I scoped it out & there is definite chicken/waterfowl raising potential there!

    Nah...hes not a drinker..(punk)...lol...
    he'll just do it cause i say so... [​IMG]

    ooh... a creek and 2 ponds?? I would be in HEAVEN! [​IMG]
     
  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, that IS SNOW on Fox Mountain behind us...

    These were taken in early April when we had SNOW....the sky looked very similar...but today, it was 74 before the storm and then it dropped to the mid-50s after the thunder/lightning had passed...now it's probably below 40 out.

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  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Love it! its so pretty with the hills! [​IMG]
    I think that you guys stay colder then even us up here in New England... wow...
    Whats your summers like? How long till frost/fall?
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Does he work for beer? LOL Or how about rare hatching eggs? [​IMG] If so--there's a house for sale right up the road from us...it's two a creek, two ponds, a barn or two, 10+ acres...solar power...I scoped it out & there is definite chicken/waterfowl raising potential there!

    Nah...hes not a drinker..(punk)...lol...
    he'll just do it cause i say so... [​IMG]

    ooh... a creek and 2 ponds?? I would be in HEAVEN! [​IMG]

    LOL yeah...it's a kind of cool house....
     

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