You’ll never see the bright side unless you go through the storm.
The good news is:
The crew has the morning off…
There could’ve been a lot more damage…
Everyone is safe.
Yesterday afternoon we had one heck of a storm blow through that caused zero visibility at times, downed trees, power outages, property damage, increased heart rates (at least for me), and stress eating (again, at least for me).
We knew a storm was coming.
It was on radar.
The combines were running.
Over the radio, Adam said that they could finish cutting the field they were in within 15 minutes.
They were racing the storm.
I was driving south to my in-law’s house to help Cindy pack up the evening meal to the field and all I could see to the north was a wall of dust.
Within minutes that wall reached us.
I think you can see from the video that it was pretty powerful…and stressful!!
It was calm after the storm.
But the damage was evident.
The guys have been out today surveying the damage and cleaning up.
They’ll be walking fence lines later to make sure the cattle are in and stay in.
And maybe–just maybe–we’ll be able to start cutting wheat again later this afternoon.
There’s always a good story or 2 to go with the harvest. This storm certainly made a dandy story and glad you’re OK.
You’re right, Mary Ellen! This one will be a harvest story we’ll be telling for quite some time I think.