Just a quick pop-in to say we are fine here on our farm - sheep, lambs, dogs, cats, chickens and oh yeah, the farmers. We got lots of wind, rain, thunder and lightening but nothing devastating. After the storm cleared, we spent a few hours moving the sheep into a new pasture. We watched the gray clouds blow away, white wispy ones appear and then blue sky before dark. It is an amazingly gorgeous day here today. The heat and humidity is gone and Mark is off to the South Hadley Farmers Market.
Nature is a strong and powerful force. As farmers we work with it everyday. There is no working against it because it is not possible.... we just have to go with it. I know this more than ever as we try to grow out our sheep and lambs and keep them safe, healthy and happy. I barely watch the news anymore because most of it just doesn't affect my day to day life at all. Call me ignorant but I didn't even know there were tornado warnings. Not much I could have done about it anyway. I remember when I had an office job and my co-workers used to get so worked up about snow and storms. I never did see the point because half the time they never materialized.
The tornadoes hit about 30 miles south of here and they are still assessing the damage. Pray for them. You can donate here. Thanks so much to everyone who has been e-mailing and wondering how we are! You all are fabulous to think of us.