We were spared Sandy, for the most part. We had some serious wind, which brought a bunch of limbs and a couple of trees down, but nothing hit anything important. Our turkeys were a little bewildered, and we have no idea where they spent the night, but they were all present and accounted for this morning.
The pigs seemed discombobulated, but they also enjoyed having new tree limbs to play with. We were worried about a fence breach, and checked on them every couple hours, but the pen held. The StyCam, though, is down for the count. [10/31 update: the StyCam lives!]
The chickens have experience with bad weather, and they sensibly hunkered down in their dry, wind-proof coop.
We lost power yesterday afternoon, and it’s still out as I write. We think a limb took out our neighbor’s power line, through which ours feeds, and it’s a two-house blackout — which means that it’ll be low-priority for NSTAR, so we could be out for a while. Kevin’s office, though, just a mile down the road, is fully electrified, so we have a refuge. The only real problem is our freezers full of food, but our friend Bob has a generator he’s offered to lend us and, if the power’s still out mid-day tomorrow, we’ll take him up on it.
Our thoughts are with those who bore the brunt, south of us.