The wind started before breakfast and has not stopped at all today. I was surprised to see Sherlock moving in on Sophia and her house under the big pine tree. I think he realized that she never really uses the house and so he was wondering if she might share... I had to giggle because the trick will be in how to get those huge horns inside there. After trying a couple of times he decided to just come back under the front deck outside the shop door. He has been on a walk about for the past three days - he was not feeling well so I let him do what makes him feel best which means sitting in front of the shop door and getting hugs, snugs and kisses everytime I come in and out. However, this wind has even curbed his activities.
I hate to even say the word wind because it just does not do it justice. Wind means blowing or quick moving where what the farm is experiencing is anything but that. At present count I have the door ripped of the tool shed, two wooden bunny hutched smashed, the compost fence broken, all the metal feed tubs somewhere that will require a search. The animals and I are more then worn down and I hope that it slows down through the night or this gal will be without sleep again and pushed beyond my limits.
I did had two "Duck and Cover Events" in the basement today. The wind sounded like a freight train and so running into the basement I went and sat their praying for it to stop. I did try to take a nap today with the headphones on and a movie blasting to drown it all out but I only manage about an hour so that might have to be what I call "sleep" for this Sunday. I know my whining is wasteful time especially when others are facing much worse weather. I do have to say in my defense that Mother Nature has been on a nasty streak here for more time then I wish to count - last year it cost me a barn, the house roof, two doors and three windows and my nerves.
Does any one know of a place where the wind is something like a light breeze or maybe a gentle whisper ?? Oh and did I mention with all this wind has pushed us into High Fire Warnings!! Yep, there has already been three fires around my area... You would think with all the snow we would be safe but not with this wind. So on goes the head phones, I moved the tea pot and yes the pee pot down in the basement just in case I spend the night down there. Checked all the walk ways through the house in case we loss power and have my head lamps and flash lights in all the important places. Candles and matches also at the ready with snacks and spinning awaiting me. Hope you are having a quieter night..