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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!

Computers & storms

In my neck of the woods it’s wise to not only turn your computer off when thunderstorms are predicted but you better unplug them and unhook your connection to the phone lines.  In the eleven years that we have lived here on the farm I have lost three computers to lightning.   In this rainy season that we’re having and have had I usually unplug everything until all danger has passed.

This the reason that my posts have been few and far between.  I hope this weekend to be caught up on everything that has been put on hold for the last month and a half.  So, expect to see a lot of email notices and please be patient with me.  Tomorrow is a new and quiet weather day but for the wind!!

Have a great evening and holiday weekend!!