It was so good to see them, and of course you can't beat a beach trip. :)
We asked our neighbor and friend to keep an eye on our little farm while we were away. She is an agriculture teacher and has grown up farming with her dad and grandfather so she really is the perfect person to help us out when we're gone.
Unfortunately while we were away the temperatures were crazy hot, above 100 degrees every day, and we had a huge thunder storm with crazy winds that caused lots of damage and the power to fail. Not having power isn't really a big deal when you're gone except for the fact that we're on a well.
So no power means the well doesn't pump up the water. No water with 100 plus degree temperatures. Yah, it wasn't pretty.
We lost some rabbits which I kind of figured would happen given the heat and the fact that rabbits do horrible in the high temps, but thank the good Lord she managed to keep everyone else alive and safe and cool. How did she do it you ask with no power and no working well? Well she literally had to haul water (from someone in town who had power) in buckets in the back of a truck. I don't know how she managed, but we can't thank her enough. The power eventually came back on some 48 hours later.
The garden is a bit of a mess, but I think mostly salvageable. I had to throw out everything in the fridge, but all our freezer food is fine (praise the Lord!)
All in all, it could have been a lot worse, and I am so thankful for our neighbor Casey and all she did and does for us, and for all the men and women who work for the power companies who are working in this ridiculous heat night and day trying to restore the power.
I hope you and your family are staying hydrated in this weather and have been enjoying your 4th of July thus far. We have had a great day with our wonderful neighbors. We do a little parade down the road in 4wheelers and golf carts and then head over for a big BBQ and swim in the lake. We went to see fireworks tonight down the road and will head to bed very soon since I have big task of managing the garden in the morning. Ahhhhh!!
Good night all!
~ Sarah ~