Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Last night the weather started getting bad around 5pm when I put the horses in....rain and heavy winds.  At 12:15am Carol and Topper arrived, as the sheriff knocked on their door and said there was a mandatory evacuation for people in Monroe County who lived on the lake.  We were all tired and I managed to fall asleep around 1am....did not wake up until 7.  Boy did we luck out.  Did not lose power.  This morning the ground was covered with many branches and  the front paddock had shingles here and there that had blown off the barns.  So far, that was it.

I've been trying to upload some photos, but it won't work.  Will try again later.
Hope all of you are safe and dry.

Taa Daa!  It's working.
 A grey morning that turned into a couple hours of sunshine.
If we get much more rain, it's going to reach the front paddock from the outdoor ring.
 Lots of wind.
 Gary had to put some fence boards back up.

 Fortunately the girls were able to get out in the pasture.

 (By evening, a lot of the water disappeared).
 When chores were finished, Carol and Topper took us out for breakfast before they went back out to the lake.
After we ate, Gary went down to Jen's to watch the boys and I started picking up sticks.
 I was so sleepy this afternoon...vegged by the fire.

Then I worked on dinner. 
First I put some chicken stock in a big pot.  Added cauliflower, onions and carrots.
When it was tender, I put in in a casserole and covered it with a cheese sauce.
 Heated it through in the oven and then garnished with hard boiled eggs before serving.

The afternoon was not as bright as the morning.  Had a little more rain.  Tucked in the girls a little before six.

 Gucci and Phoebe took over my spot on he couch.
Dinner and crashing.
Thank you blogging friends, for keeping track of us.  Hope you are all ok.


  1. Glad to hear you're weathering the storm and are ok. You're in my prayers...

  2. We have been getting many reports of Sandy, and the immense area of devastation.Stay safe,take care, fond greetings from Jean

  3. Glad you are okay. Your area got hit harder than ours, and that was pretty bad. 50-60 mph winds are nasty. Stay safe.

  4. Oh Lori, we're reading about this disaster on the news. Glad to hear from you. Please know that you and your loved ones and millions of others are in my prayers. Stay safe and well my friend. (((Hugs))) Jo

  5. So very glad to hear that all is well at Skoog Farm.

  6. Phew!! Glad you came through the storm okay -- with just lots of clean up around the farm to do.

  7. Ditto to what others are saying, we are so happy you are safe!

  8. Oh I am so happy to hear this HUGS B

  9. good news Lori, I was equally lucky.

  10. Glad to hear things went pretty well!

  11. So glad that you had minimal damage. So scary what happen to so many and what could have been in your area, too. Poor Topper...he looks so tired and is probably worried about his home. Hope it fared okay.

  12. weve been hoping and praying that you wouldnt get the brunt of it - now I just hope that the cleanup isnt awful for you - very thankful you and yours are safe!

  13. Lori, good to hear that things went well for you guys and that you are safe and sound!
    Now to that dinner you made! Why did I read this so late in the day? It's too late to eat now!!

  14. Glad all's well with you. You've been in our thoughts (and prayers).

  15. I'm so glad you are OK and that the wind didn't do too much damage.
    Your outdoor ring almost looks like it has white caps on it!

  16. Looks like you got a LOT more H2O then we did. Wind was the key word for us. All wind w/ little fury, really.

  17. Lori your dinners always look SO good! They inspire me, except that I do not have access to that great bountiful vegetable garden of yours.


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