Last Saturday night the Rancher and I listened to rain and wind until 11 o’clock, than we heard hail. A few minutes later we were in the middle of a full fledged hail storm. When the storm passed J went to open the front door, it was stuck. The driving wind piled enough hail in front of the door J had to go out a window. He had to scoop hail out of the way and freed the door. At 12:45 we looked out the window and the yard was still white.
I am going… to say we got around an inch of rain. It’s hard to estimate when the wind is that fierce and rain is coming in sideways.
I am wondering… how the grass, hay fields and crops will recover from the storm. The house and other buildings received little damage. Two windows on the north side of our house will need screens replaced, maybe the entire window. The house trim and deck need some work.
This is a picture of two summer pastures and the late planted oats.
I am reading… between the lines. More rain is a blessing. This storm filled most of the dams and the corn was not up yet. It is early in the grass growing season and we are optimistic that it will recuperate. Our home is together and we are safe.
I am hoping… that the moisture and warm temperatures will start the grass and crops growing again.
This is a tree patch northeast of our house.
I am looking forward to… Summer days ahead. Re-planting my container garden and painting trim. Our deck staining project has been on the back burner and just got promoted to a high priority.
I am learning… the importance of hopefulness and being aware of blessings amongst the rubble.
Here are some hail pictures from the morning after. The mounds you see in the water are hail, washed up grass and debris.
Yesterday morning was misty and foggy. In the afternoon, it opened up and rained cats and dogs. We ended up with another inch of moisture. This morning,I am glad to see the sun.