We had a storm on Wednesday night that brought winds in excess of 65mph. Some folks in the area had straight line winds too.
When I got up and fed the animals at 5a, it was still pretty dark - can you believe how fast we are loosing daylight already?!! - and I didn't see any major damage from the high winds, other than about half my peppers and tomato's in the garden getting pushed over.
Imagine my surprise when I happened to look out my office window at 610a and see my poor most favorite maple tree had lost another section!
I grabbed my camera on the way out the door to check it out.
Not much left of it now.
I don't know a lot about trees, except that I love them and think they are beautiful.
I wonder if it can live this way or if I'm just prolonging the inevitable? Also there is a very small sucker that has begun growing next to the trunk, so maybe we should just cut it all down but that sucker? I don't know. What do you think?
A little nest got thrown from the tree.
Later in the day.
The calves sure loved that branch being down though.
They went climbing in the branches, scratching themselves all over and eating the leaves. Must have seemed like a great treat for them, even laying in the shade it provided when they were ready for a nap.
Spend most of Thursday afternoon tying up my plants in the garden.
Course we had another big wind storm on Friday night that pushed the rest of my tomato's and peppers over. Not to mention really blew a ton of apples from the trees.
Thinking about making some applesauce early with all the downed apples. They are about ready anyhow and if not quite sweet enough I'll just add a crap load of sugar.
We broke out those sweet and hot pickles I made two weeks ago and guess what?! THEY WERE FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!
We ate them right from the jar and chopped up on a hot dog as relish - yumo!
Much cooler weather today, we might not even make it to 80* so to hell with all chores and other junk that needs to be done! I'm riding horses :)
Hope you have as great a day too!