Sunday, March 4, 2012

Weather Bomb…

What an introduction to Autumn… As many of you know we haven’t really had a summer, I’m not really a hot summer kind of girl so this hasn’t bothered me too much… but Autumn has made a grand entrance…

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From no snow to lot’s of snow over the weekend… after a very severe weather bomb hit the North Island… South Taranaki was hit particularly hard…

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We are all safe :O) and our house is fine but many lost their roofs, we lost four or five buildings on our farm, and had no power for 36 hours. All animals are safe and accounted for and we were able to milk this morning thanks to someone who lent us a generator… there are many lines and power poles still down…

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We lost our back fence and part of our wood shed…

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Stefan’s kayak was around the back of the house… ;O) And my garden is pretty much ruined… and that’s OK! We are all safe and that’s the main thing! Tomorrow we will start the clean up… I have felt very blessed through it all, we had family and friends who have helped out in different ways (Thanks for the pie Nicky it was delicious:O) Things might continue to be a little quiet on my blog for a wee while but when I come back I hope to be able to share a few projects I have been working on… Until then

Keep Smiling…

Michelle

13 comments:

Fiona said...

Glad you are ok Michelle.... what an awakening to Autumn... your beautiful Mt Taranaki.... all the best
Hugz

Sharon said...

Wow, that was a weather bomb! Glad to hear you and your family are all safe as well as your animals. It must have been scary. Take care
Sharon

Julia said...

Wow! We were supposed to get it too..but it missed the North (thankfully!)
Sorry to hear your garden is ruined, your fences and buildings were destroyed but glad you are OK! Yay for good friends and neighbours at a time like this!

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Leeanne said...

Yikes, glad you guys are all OK!

Sara said...

Argh Michelle - sometimes we don't realise just how stable our weather is here. So glad you're all okay (including the animals). Looks like it'll be quite some work to get cleared up though. xx

Raewyn said...

Ow, that's nasty and a rude introduction to the changing seasons. So pleased you're all ok. Did you manage to rig up a generator for milking or did the poor girls have to wait...?

Lara said...

Oh Michelle! I am so sorry :( - Taranaki sure got hit hard! We were very lucky and escaped most of the force of the weather but wow it has been so cold. Hope you get some lovely sunshine this week!

camp and cottage living said...

Michelle
I'm so glad you and your family are all OK! But sorry you lost so many buildings.
I pray no more 'weather bombs' come your way!
Blessings-Kimberly

Charlie and Wendy said...

I'm so glad you are ok, I hope the sunshine lasts this week to help with the clean up. Wendy

Bev C said...

Hello Michelle,

Sounds like a awful time. Hope the garden mends itself and the sheds are soon fixed. Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Glad you are safe! Crazy weather here too. Tornado season started very early.

Laurel's Quill said...

Crazy weather all over the world...what's happening. Glad that everything is okay for the most part. Laurel