Sunday, October 28, 2012

PREPARING FOR SANDY~

While some of us spent the majority of the day preparing for the impending arrival of tropical storm Sandy...others lazed about...Sadie Mae...
Heavy rain and wind are predicted to arrive in Maine by Monday evening. We here at Dog Trot Farm have no threat of flooding, however, a wet cellar is always a possibility. More than likely we will lose the power, hence cable, internet, will be lost...battery powered candles, headlamps and flashlights are all in position...no need for fumbling in the dark...the wood stove will keep us warm and cozy...a beef stew will simmer...the chickens will remain safe inside their coop, a seed flock block and a large pumpkin should aid with rainy day boredom...Travis and I will spend the day craving pumpkins and filling Halloween treat bags...Sadly...outdoor Halloween decorations have been removed and stored for safety....Sandy... dare I say we are ready for your presence...and if you decide not to visit...thats okay too...stay safe everyone...

24 comments:

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I pray you won't need these preparations but glad you are prepared just in case. When it is tornado season here, we stock up on lots of canned goods and drinks, lanterns, extra water all stored in the basement-yes it always feels good to be ready. Stay safe.
Noreen

Linda said...

I will be praying for you and your families safety!
Linda in Ms.

annie said...

praying for all, Julie!!
blessings to Travis too!

Pondside said...

It sounds like you're prepared for anything - and I hope you get very little! Good luck!

lilraggedyangie said...

Stay safe ...sending prayers and hugs your way ...lil raggedy angie

Michelle said...

Stay safe.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i am ready too. this whole city could flood. not me on top of the mountain though! we are expecting 60-80 MPH winds and 4-6 inches of rain! bring it on!!! most neighborhoods have already postponed trick or treating until saturday night. stay safe!!!

Ginny said...

Stay safe my friend, we are ready here in PA as well.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Praying for you all hugs from California

Farm Girl said...

I am praying for you to be safe and sound. I am so glad you are so well prepared. You have done this before. :)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Glad for an update Julie! Need to know that Dog Trot is prepared and all is safe.

Kim said...

Stay safe Julie. I hate the thought of losing power but am thankful this is not hitting in January

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Hope Sandy misses you altogether! At least it sounds like you're prepared. Stay safe!

acorn hollow said...

we are expecting rain only the schools are all closed too. Crazy I think since things are going to get going until late monday.
CAthy

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Our generator is broken :( I hope I get to at least make my morning coffee before we loose power. My town has called of school tomorrow so no work for me!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Stay safe up there!
Robyn

Cammie said...

Julie, stay safe!!

Anonymous said...

hunker down and stay safe, love ya all

ctlogcabin said...

Good Morning Julie ~~
The wind is picking up here
in CT already ... no rain yet.
School is closed today
and Tuesday so the Grand-Girls
are here were are all cozy and snug.
Keep Safe ~~ Hugs, Connie xox

Janice said...

You sound well prepared. Too bad to have to take down the Halloween decorations, but obviously it was a necessity.

Eve said...

Just don't blow away!!! Just in case keep a broom handy so you can fly!!!!

Vera said...

I hope you stay safe. I am following the storm via the Internet and my thoughts are with you all. We had a hurricane of less force than Sandy when we were living in a caravan before the house had its roof put back on, and it sure was the most fearsome experience to have.

Miss LindaLee said...

All sounds so warm, cozy and safe inside your home. I do pray that you won't get any damage from Sandy. I just heard from my nephew in Dover, NH that the power is out. You stay safe.

LindaLee from Cross’N My Stitches

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Julie.....baton down the hatches my friend.....stay safe...Hugs Francine.