The Calm before the Storm

We decided to step back tonight and try to relax and gather our thoughts for the coming week. Kind of the calm before the storm or in this case the calm before the wedding! 

And what better way to do that than to have a couple of pizzas and a bon fire! 

The weather was perfect and with the sky clear and the kids here with some other friends and we had a great time! 

But little did we know that it was literally the calm before the storm. The weather has been just crazy these past days and even though we knew that there was a chance of severe weather, well it’s always just a chance right? 

Not this time. Just in a couple of days of our bon fire the storm hit. We’ve been working on trying to keep in front of the lawn mowed because we knew that we were going to have a lot of company these next few days, so that was my job when the storm hit. I had the mower in high gear with my head was done and I was just plowing on. I didn’t even want to look up because all I could hear was thunder and where there is thunder there is usually lighting! 

Then the weirdest thing happened. I saw just tons of dust on the road but I didn’t remember seeing a car go by. It was so odd that I literally went out to the road to see what was going on. What was happening was that it was so windy it was picking up all the dust from the road and I soon found out that it was also picking up the field dust. I have never seen anything like that in my life. What it looked like was a wall cloud of rain coming at you but in reality it was dust. The first thing that came to my mind was in the Dust Bowl days when this was a common occurrence and how scary and terrible that must have been!


So at this point I knew that my mowing was going to come to a quick close and just as I put the mower in the machine shed the wind picked up and then she blew.20170515_183246_resized

Even though we just had a lot of wind at the farm, we were lucky. There are roofs off just the next farm from ours and a whole town that is 15 miles from us has complete hail damage to their houses and roofs.

But with our electricity off for pretty much the whole night – this weather sure isn’t helping with me checking things off my list! So seeing the rainbow tonight reminded me that everything is going to be just fine. 


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2 Responses to The Calm before the Storm

  1. Ruth says:

    As soon as you said the dust was rising ahead of the storm, I remembered the same look to the tornado that moved through my neighborhood years ago. We sat on the porch watching the storm front come toward us. But when it began actually blowing in on us we went inside. It knocked down a barn and some trees about two miles away, but no further damage. Glad you were safe!

    • farm2011 says:

      Thanks Ruth – me too! Not that there is a ‘good’ time for a storm but I’m thinking that this close to the wedding wouldn’t be my first choice!

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