Our weather has been wild and wacky today with pummeling rain, cold wind, hail, lightning, thunder and tornadoes. Yes, tornadoes. This was the scene from our dining room. This activity became a tornado that touched down at our fire station, 2.6 miles from our home.
The most disturbing thing about the weather today was the fact that we do not have shelters for our animals yet. I cancelled my order this morning and demanded a refund when I found out that we were probably going to be well into next week by the time they were installed. I have been lied to repeatedly about the date for installation and had finally had enough today. The person with whom I placed the order has been nice to me once during the process and that was the day I placed my order and paid. Since then it has all gone downhill. Luckily Allen, the contractor we have used for other projects is available this week and I will at least have shelter for the donkeys. The goats stayed most of the day in their dogloos but the emus and donkeys seemed quite stressed and cold. Michael twice lead the donkeys down to the shade shelter by luring them with hay in the back of the Polaris. They kept coming back to the house and standing in the rain. If I had shelters available for the animals and they chose to stand out in the rain then I would be fine with that. They have no choice at this point. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we’ll soon have cozy shelters for them. Then I’ll be back posting pictures of the animals standing out in the rain in front of their shelters. But, I’ll be ok with that!
The evening has been quite a weather event for our area. The tornado warning has just been lifted and I am going to go to bed and get warm. Here’s a little video I shot from the upstairs window a few minutes ago.