Country Living Series

Monday, February 29, 2016

Windstorm photos

These photos are of the windstorm we had last November, and will be used to illustrate an article I just submitted to Backwoods Home Magazine. They are posted so the editor can pick which ones she wants.

Photo 1 (131 KB): Stock tank, kept brim-full for as long as we could


Photo 2 (128 KB): Strong wind, blowing faucet water sideways


Photo 3 (134 KB): Laying in extra firewood


Photo 4 (127 KB): Dead tree across our compost pile


Photo 5 (139 KB): Base of the dead tree blown down across compost pile


Photo 6 (1484 KB): Trees down in our woods


Photo 7 (1484 KB): More trees down in our woods


Photo 8 (3104 KB): Filling water barrels at our neighbor's


Photo 9 (2985 KB): Getting ready to siphon water to the stock tanks


Photo 10 (2223 KB): Hanging an oil lamp in the chicken coop


Photo 11 (2104 KB): Oil lamp in chicken coop


Photo 12 (2283 KB): Lamp light at night


Photo 13 ( KB): Evening board games by lamplight


Photo 14 (2916 KB): Insulating a water barrel for the night to keep from freezing


Photo 15 (2870 KB): Oil lamps on standby


Photo 16 (2882 KB): Filling oil lamps


Photo 17 (2868 KB): Putting refrigerator food outside to preserve it


Photo 18 (2865 KB): Cracking open chest freezers during cold weather


Photo 19 (2871 KB): Three-pack flashlights from Costco


Photo 20 (2084 KB): Flashlights hanging by the door


Photo 21 (2438 KB): A neighbor's shed got smashed by the wind

5 comments:

  1. Have you guys come up with a non electric water source? We are in the same boat as you with no financially viable options... yet.

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    1. It's a slow process but we're making progress. At the moment we can't do certain things until winter is over. I will be writing a BWH article on the subject, hopefully by fall. Of course, I'll also post blog updates as well.

      - Patrice

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  2. Your big photo at the top with all the cows...I can just see you walking in and saying "girls, ladies, look this way..."

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  3. Those 300 lumen Duracell flashlights from Costco are great, but the new updated 350 lumen models (same price) are even better. The new version has a zoom on the lens which when wide gives a very even coverage without the central hot spot of the version you have. When it is zoomed in to a tight spot almost all the light in concentrated in a small rectangular beam which lights things up at a distance amazingly well. We own both, and the new version is a big improvement.

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