It was one of those hot, humid summer days and we knew a storm would be rolling in. Little did we know how big it was going to be. We had gone out for a Friday night fish fry and saw the warning on TV saying a dangerous storm was coming and it had big winds and possible hail. Well, there wasn’t any hail, but there sure was a lot of wind and rain. There were sheets of rain and the wind blew so hard it snapped off over a dozen trees around our cabin. Miraculously, none of our buildings or vehicles were damaged. Even my little blind survived, even though it was folded up a bit. I shook it a few times and it snapped back into shape.
The path to the outhouse was covered with broken limbs, but no damage was done to our two hole privy. This tree barely missed our shower tent. This is what our front lawn looked like.These trees snapped, but missed the little shed and propane tank.These are some of the trees that broke looking toward the road.Our little gazebo took another beating. After it got flipped over in the last storm, so Jim tied it down with 4 ropes. This time some of the supports got bent and you can see it’s not quite level.Our truck was parked right under this tree. Good thing it got hung up on some other trees or it would’ve been smashed.The wind even blew all the petals off my peony.
The power went out around 8pm Friday and it’s not expected to be back on until Tuesday at the earliest. SO, we put all the frozen foods in one cooler and the other cold stuff in another one and headed back home. We may invest in a generator. We found out that’s what our neighbors have to keep their 3 freezers working. We know we were very lucky. Others a few miles away from lost everything, but homes can be rebuilt and trees will grow back. Thankfully no one was killed or seriously injured.
I'm the female version of "Jack of all trades, master of none". I make bottle cap pincushions as well as other items made with felt and sell them in my Etsy Store, Up The Creek. I make most of these pincushions while at our cabin in northwest Wisconsin. Our cabin is right "Up the Creek" from an active beaver pond. There's always something going on out there. Birds and other wildlife are abundant Up the Creek. I try to get good pictures of bird and wildlife and will post them, even if they're not award winners. My goal is to share what I see. Not to win any medals.