The animals got their evening feed early. I’ve got my big pile of power cords, courtesy the derecho of 2012, sitting handy. Generator’s on the back porch. Everything’s charging that needs charged. Oil lamps, candles, and flashlights are out. Non-electric phone plugged in. Everybody’s got shelter and hay and full buckets of water. And dinner’s ready in the house.

Time to see what happens…..

Good luck to you, wherever you are!


  1. Sue, a Florida Farm Girl says:

    Hopefully you’ll be okay with nothing awful. Poor folks along the coast are getting pounded, though. Stay safe and warm. Keep us updated as you can.

  2. easygoinglady says:

    One good thing that came out of those power outages last summer, and all the other things that have happened…
    they were to help you learn how to prepare for situations like “the perfect storm”. A great feeling to know that you are as prepared as you can be. Everyone down to each animal has had the proper preparations for.
    You are an inspiration to us all.

  3. contentedcat says:

    Suzanne please know that all of your readers are keeping their fingers crossed that your area doesn’t get hit hard by the storm…power outages are no fun but it looks like you are well prepared. Time for backtracking a little bit and appreciating all of the “appliances” that do not need to be plugged in.

    I have friends that live up on a mountain between Napa and Sonoma in CA and all they’ve had for years is one solar panel for everything. When we’d make Thanksgiving dinner it was always on the wood stove and we’d eat by candlelight. So beautiful!

    Take good care –

  4. yvonnem says:

    Ditto to easygoinglady!

  5. bonita says:

    Phew! Good for you getting all your cows, horses, chickens, goose, goats, donkeys, sheep, dogs, and cats to safety. Some even IN A BARN, a PROPER BARN. Yep, you’ve survived more than weather storms this past year. Congratulations and thanks for the inspiration.

  6. princessvanessa says:

    You know how it is….you are totally prepared and—-nothing happens. Maybe a gust or two, a little rain and then sunshine. I pray that that is what comes your way. Hoping for the best. Take care.

  7. quietstorm says:

    Suzanne hope you and yours are safe….hear you are getting slammed with snow. Wind is howling up here in NH but at least for now its not raining. It was coming down sideways earlier today. Stay safe everybody!

  8. MousE says:

    Stay safe! Stay warm and dry!

  9. Claudia W says:

    I’ll be thinking about you and all my friends across the eastern side. Prayers are with you!

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