Thursday, September 2, 2010
Keeping the farm safe
On days like today as I ready the farm for a storm I realize how much these animals mean to me. My thoughts all day are on how to keep my animals safe with the pending tropical storm. I will close all barn windows, half doors will be shut, water buckets filled to the brim in case we loose power which means no water pump. I have hooked the monitor in the barn so when the predicted storm hits us at 2 am I can monitor the barn for safety. We are nestled among lots of big old trees which always scare me with high winds. I will be glued to the window in the spare room with a watchful eye. If the going gets tough, I will make several trips to the barn to make sure there is no water flooding. If so I will rake it out into a wheel barrel and put new dry bedding down for them all. Being a Shepard can be a worrisome job at times. I will not rest until the storm has passed and all is well here on the farm...I do love those faces!