Our First 2018 Thunderstorm

March 17, 2018 and we have a huge thunder and lightning show around 8:30 last night.  We were sitting in the living room watching TV and I saw the flash and heard the boom immediately and it just about rolled us out of our recliners!!!  I jumped up fast and ran to the computer to unplug everything, hoping it wasn’t too late.  In the past I’ve had three computers, phones and phone jacks burnt up by lighting rolling through our phone lines.

It’s a beautiful sunny morning on the farm today!! Chilly but gorgeous!

It’s so hard to believe how green everything is.  We expecting more winter weather on Wednesday and hoping all of those spring calves come before or after this weather gets here.  Hubby is out feeding now and checking the fences to make sure the lightning did not hit the fence chargers.  It does that a lot around here when we have these storms.  When we know the storms are close and coming our way we unplug the chargers.

This little gal was the first of the year born on March 4th. She can run like the wind and keeps her mama in a tither all the time.

But for this Sunday we will enjoy and feel blessed to have such a glorious day!  Yes, there’s lots of mud but we will take the rain soaking up our fields, pastures and garden for now.

I think I’ll cook up some fresh trout, pinto beans and fried potatoes for our dinner tonight which will top of the spring day!

6 thoughts on “Our First 2018 Thunderstorm

  1. Jane Fritz

    I’d take a good thunderstorm any day instead of these winter mor’easters that keep rolling in. Now there’s another one forecast for the first day of spring. Yikes!


      1. Jane Fritz

        Surprisingly, no. This storm seems to have stalled over WVa, Del, Penn, NJ, and NY. They must be getting a lot of heavy, wet snow! By the time it reaches us overnight I think/hope it will be almost over. What crazy weather! ❄️⛄️🌷💐


  2. Colin

    Flash storms do play havoc with electrical appliances.
    I would unplug my PC at the first thunder clap or lightning flash.
    Best to be safe than sorry – the expensive sorry to boot!

    That trout appeals to me. One of my favourite fish meals.
    I love coral trout, rainbow trout – sea types.
    I really can’t remember if I have ever had fresh water trout.

    One of my best overseas meals was in Heidelberg in Germany.
    A restaurant served a BLUE TROUT and it was BLUE. It looked
    quite funny staring at me on the plate……..I must say I was dubious
    but it was “MANA FROM HEAVEN”..

    That calf looks great – Angus?? I reckon.
    Your Aussie Mate from Terrigal where we COOKED in extreme
    heatwave conditions yesterday and down south there are terrible
    heartbreaking bushfires……..damage to property and stock is

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    1. Colin

      Good heavens – that Heidelberg trout was fresh water – out of the River
      Silly me………….I must have been savouring it again in my imagination.

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  3. tonytomeo

    Lightning and thunder are rare here. Even distant thunder from lightning that is too far away to be seen is rare. We are only beginning our rainy season now. It seems icky after such a nice winter.



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