Hurricane Ike

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by Epona142, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Ugh, it looks like this nasty storm is going to pass over us on Saturday as a Cat. 2 hurricane! I'll be spending Friday chasing down all my poultry and crating them up; they'll go in the washroom and hopefully be safe. As for the goats, I will bring them into the house if I have to, there's no way I'm leaving them out there!

    So if I never come back, it means Ike blew us away! :shocked:

    Just kidding, I should be back by next week after the storm, barring serious damage. Wish us luck!
     
  2. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma

  3. K-Ro

    K-Ro New Member

    371
    Oct 13, 2007
    Texas
    Wow, you aren't to far from me. Hoping none of us blow away or sustain any major damage. We started picking things up today that could blow away and my DH is seriously thinking about boarding up our larger windows. Told him if it was still a Cat 2 when it comes this direction I was leaving, I just haven't figured out how to get 32 goats, 45 fowl, bunch cats and our dogs in the mini van, lol Don't forget the 2 legged kids.

    Keeping everyone in my prayers to remain safe during this storm.
     
  4. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Please all those in the path of Ike. Be safe and let us know when it has passed and you are all fine and out of the woods.
    I am sending prayers to you all. Please be careful. :pray:
     
  5. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Be safe!! Sending prayers to keep you, your family, your goaties, and your poultry safe!!! Good luck!!! :hug:
     
  6. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    Thinking of all of you and prayers for your safety. :pray:
     
  7. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    Please be safe. :pray: :hug: I understand not leaving...I'd be very hesitant to leave my little goat buddies too. I've heard they are building "hurricane proof" houses now, hard to believe anything can stand up to that kind of wind. I wouldn't know were to put everybody, I'm sure our barn wouldn't make it...the house is brick, with a new metal roof, but it's 100+ years old, so no telling. But, I'd also move them all to the house...we'd have to ride it out together! Good luck, and if anybody needs a place to "weather the storm" you're welcome to come to PA, I'll make room.
     
  8. rgbdab

    rgbdab New Member

    252
    Nov 26, 2007
    TEXAS
    My DH came home yesterday all worrying about Ike and the expected winds. Our plan is to secure anything that can blow around. Have plenty of feed/hay on hand to keep all the animals happy if they aren't able to go out to graze/browse for a couple of days. We will put the horses in stalls in the barn and let some of the goats have the run of the barn after I remove the feed barrells. The others have a very sturdy built shed that shoud be fine. My biggest worry is tree damage because there are very big trees around my house and if one goes......we may be joining the animals in the barn. More than likely it won't be as bad as they expect this far inland, but I guess it's better to over prepare than under prepare. Denise
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    hope all will be well ,,I will prey for you............ :pray:
     
  10. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Now they're saying our area is going to get tornadoes! :GAAH:

    We're not going anywhere, our house is good and sturdy, but I am worried about the chicken coop and goat shed and feed barn. They've been standing a good long time but rare is it a hurricane makes it so far in-land so strong. At least the critters should be safe, I'll be crating up all the chickens, geese, and ducks and putting them inside, along with the goats tomorrow night. I hope our power isn't out longer than a week, that could get annoying.

    Wish us luck! :grouphug:
     
  11. Hailee's Herd

    Hailee's Herd New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Michigan
    Good luck and stay safe, everyone!!! :grouphug: I will be praying for safety for you and your goats!
     
  12. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    :pray: Sending prayers for everyones safety...4 legged and 2. :hug:
     
  13. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    One last check in! All the poultry are crated and in the barn, boy do my legs hurt from chasing them all down. One of the geese even decided to poo all over me. :roll: Ungrateful buggers!

    Goats are in the kitchen, and behaving quiet nicely! Always wanted house goats. :greengrin:

    In a few more hours everything's going to be crazy, wind is already going really strong.

    Good luck to everyone else in the path of this storm, and I'll post when I get power back!

    :wave:
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Epona142 oh my....:worried:. :angel2: ... ..... I will pray for all of you and the animals, god please, please help all that are threatened..so they all ,will remain safe in this time of need......... amen :pray:
     
  15. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    I'll be wishing you good luck- you're a good animal mom. See you when the thing passes you by.
     
  16. MissMM

    MissMM New Member

    645
    Oct 22, 2007
    McGregor, MN
    if thoughts and prayers from others would be enough to sustain you...... you'd have nothing to worry about! I sincerely pray that you and your critters will stay safe and healthy. May the good Lord will be watching over you and yours..... :angel: :pray:
     
  17. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    :pray:
    I hope you all come out of Ike unharmed
    I dont get bad storms here, lucky me :dance:

    Be safe!! :hug:
     
  18. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    Well we lived! Mostly anyways. No major damage, and we have power back today, so not that bad. We did lose a lot of food because we couldn't find ice anywhere, and my feed barn was damaged enough to get some feed and hay wet.

    Goats behaved SO good inside! All I had was a flimsy little gate to keep them in their space and they didn't mess with it at all, just layed down and were very good little goats. We did lose one of our goslings, the smallest. He made it through the storm but was looking pretty bad, and then he died, poor little bugger. All the other poultry and pets all came through fine.

    Our town is still out of power though, along with a ton of people. Took us three hours to get gasoline in the next city over even. But we made it.

    :greengrin:
     
  19. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I am so happy ............ :stars: :wahoo: .....................our prays came true Your safe :wahoo: Did the storm hit you head on? from the news it sure looked like it?
     
  20. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    yeah.......celebration.............:leap: :leap: :leap: :cool: :cool: :stars: :stars: :wahoo: :wahoo: :dance: :dance: :sun: :sun: