Thursday, 13 February 2014

More Disaster photoes...

Some more Photos of the disaster..
The hen house!!!!

Another view of hen house!

That was close!

... and rather close to the house too!  (did miss this little hen house which we used for chicks)

Shows size of roots

The back gate!

Our river has a new bridge (Ian is delighted)

New Views of the house ...

And finally the survivors ... cosy in their temporary accommodation (though not happy they couldn't wander freely as they normally do.)


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

OMG Where are my ducks and hens??


My hens and Ducks are under all this!
My hen and duck houses flattened completely by a whole row of fir trees which had made such a great environment for the poultry enclosure. . I couldn't penetrate it from any angle to see if any had survived...
Amazingly out of the impenetrable mass of tree branches and trunks came all 6 hens and 4 out of 5 ducks. With some  help from some amazing friends (2 of which I only met 2 weeks ago)  all were caught and temporarily housed in the livestock trailer.     Just one  duck still missing ....which we couldn't find anywhere.

Initial emergency over time for tea!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Sat 8th Feb

Today started with a Bang!

Just feeding the sheep in the sheep-shed some hay when there was an almighty bang!! .. what was that ?… then a flash of light followed 3 seconds later by another huge bang… thunder and lightning right over head .. then the mother of all hail storms.  The sheep in the field dashed for cover, Kass had to be rescued as I’d left her tied up, Jovi decided to stay in the shed whilst I slipped up the muddy slope to grab Kass.

All around was chaos … except for the cows who just stood there munching hay getting slowly whiter with a layer of hail on their backs!


We sheltered in the shed … the final lightning flash felt like it was in the shed with  me .. I was surprised the electricity still worked afterwards.

Only when I got back and tried to upload some pics to facebook  did I discover Broadband and the phone weren’t working …. A closer look found the white phone plug in the socket to be black and the plastic  cable from socket to phone disintergrated in several places.


Then the problem of how to contact BT when you don’t have a number!  Several calls to Ian and dad on the mobile and BT agree to send an engineer sometime in the next FIVE days!


Still waiting……….  Thank you BT back on now