Friday, April 27, 2012
Comfort from the Storm
After the night we had at the farm everyone needed comfort big time. The storm started about 8 pm and kept coming... The rain was coming so hard and sideways that at times I felt like we must be on the high seas. Then the lighting strikes - so many I could not even keep count. We even experienced a few moments of hail and then snow - yep, snow!! Then we had two power outages not lasting long but plunging us into pitch black darkness. Out here it is dark.. I then heard on the solar powered crank radio that tornadoes had also hit south east of us. So not much rest again at the farm.
As the sun rose up I got bundled up and went outside. Long John's and a coat were a must along with a hat. The animals where as weary and shaken as I was - poor Dottie (Llama Baby) ran to me and wrapped her neck around me humming with a high pitch - that is their frightened sound. I rubbed her all over, hugged her and kissed her. She followed glued to my butt as I went around to each barn and pasture to check on folks. Everyone wanted comfort and I gladly gave it. The hens where so frightened that they now followed me as I did the farm check. Imagine four llama's, three huge billies and 22 hens all walking on my heels and talking the whole time as if to say "You have no idea how scary it was".
As I got to the horse trailer that Kasha calls hers I found Sherlock and Watson sleeping with Kasha - They muscled their way into the trailer last night and had their protector stand watch over them. Kasha was their caretaker when they left the house and would wonder the back yard as two little bottle kids. Kasha does not have the patience she once had but she still knows "Her Kids" and like all mom's will comfort them no matter how old they get. The big boys did not leave her much today and several times I caught Kasha licking their heads and they rubbing their horns on her back - true love and comfort.
Several of the animals got "Rescue Remedy" to calm their nerves and I took several doses during the day as well.. We made it through another restless night thanks to Mother Nature and for those to the south of me who did not fair as well I send prayers and hope for a calmer night.