Friday, June 25, 2010

Temultuous Weather & Heat...............


Well, we've had some rotten weather this past week. The town of Eagle, just about 12 miles straight north from here had an F2 tornado level about 25 houses & damage an additional 100 more. Also Old World Wisconsin was leveled. Old World Wisconsin is a working settlement history place of Wisconsin one can visit. Unfortunately there are a lot of horse properties there as well as the Palmyra Horse Park, part of the state Lower Kettle Moraine preserve runs through there as well. This also happened in the dark at about 9:30pm, which makes it harder to see it coming. Steve and I were going to get out there and help with the horse properties, but haven't heard any word as to escaped animals. Our Doc's office is in Eagle and I had called there and our nurse said there was one huge horse property which lost all their livestock. I'm not sure if that is true because there were a lot of horses and barns there and I haven't had anything come across my email about it, usually something like that does. The above picture is of that same tornado touching down in Muskeego, a little north west from us.

Another storm two days later and this huge tree of our neighbors came down about 6am in the morning. I had to crawl under to go down and feed the horses and goats.............

but Steve made short work of it. Got to love a decent chain saw and it did no damage, thankfully!

The girls haven't been impressed with all of this weather and it heats up during the day so much. The humidity is unbearable. Wednesday, both Jeremiah and I were dripping in sweat after he trimmed the girls and all I did was hold them.

I should have realized, but wasn't thinking. In the evening after the girls were trimmed, I noticed Kola had a touch of sunburn on her nose, so out came the aloe cream and now each day before turn out the spf is applied in abundance on both ladies' noses, anything pink! Poor girls!
On a funny note, Stephen and I released the goats the other day, just for fun, and discovered that Kota has a natural herding ability, remember 8yrs of city life and he and Spot work quite well in tandem.



7 comments:

Cheyenne said...

I thought I`d seen some stuff! hell, we`re in an almost drought her! Could do with some rain, they`re talkin` of water restrictions!
Anyway, good to see the girls are ok!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Ugh. Tornadoes. You can keep them and I'll deal with the earthquakes and fires.

Grey Horse Matters said...

That's awful. Hope it's a one time thing and that's the end of that sort of weather.

We've had some miserable heat and humidity and storms but nothing to compare with the destruction of your area.

Just a thought, maybe your farrier should have worn his "backless" chaps to cool off! (I still remember that picture).

Jean said...

Scary stuff, that's for sure. They had some tornado warnings around here and, apparently, some high winds north of me, but here...nothing. We could use some rain, but not the rest of it, that's for sure.

John and Regina Zdravich said...

That kind of weather is scary!! We had some of that come thru Northwest Indiana, too, but fortunately it missed us this time. A tornado at night -- YIKES!! Glad you are all OK....

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Merri said...

ugh - the heat! booooooo! and crazy - we had a very rare tornado near Eagle ID a couple of weeks ago! of course, weather men are still trying to determine if they want to call it a 'tornado' - but it sure looks like a funnel to me!
- The Equestrian Vagabond