Sunday, October 28, 2012

Her Name Is Sandy...

Her name is Sandy...

In case you haven't heard...she's in the Atlantic, heading our way.  I'd really rather not meet her, but it looks like we'll be seeing  a lot of her the beginning of next week.  Hurricane Sandy is expected to wreak havoc in the Mid Atlantic.  As of now, she is expected to hit land in southern to mid New Jersey sometime on Monday.  That puts us right in her path, and we are expected to have a substantial amount of rain, and potentially damaging winds.

I tend to worry...yes, I know I shouldn't, but it's something I struggle with.  And yes...I'm worried about this one.  Not so much the rain, but the wind.  We're as ready as we can be...the generator is ready to go...we have plenty of diesel now we get to wait and see what happens.

We are so very, very thankful that all the harvest is now of yesterday!  The combine was here on Wednesday and did the corn and beans, and Jim finished baling hay (6th cutting) last night.

Here the combine is full, sitting in the field waiting for the grain cart to come back from emptying it's load into the grain truck...

Just starting to fill up the grain truck for what I think was the last time...

After they finished with our corn, they put on the bean header and combined our soybeans as well.  Are we ever glad that's finished!  Any corn and beans that are still standing will look a little different after next week's storm.

I don't have all the final numbers, but we're happy with the harvest.  We had corn on three different farms, and the corn here at home yielded the average of 190 bushels per acre.  We don't have bpa on the beans, but Jim was very pleased.

So for now, we'll batten down the hatches and hang onto our hats!


  1. Good luck! I started following your blog recently. I will be thinking of you!

  2. Stay safe and keep us updated. Need to talk to my brother up i the Bethlehem area, he is really close to this storm.

  3. Oh Alica I will be thinking and praying for you. I would worry too. I think we are supposed to get snow from these too storms merging it will be something. Take care I am glad you are prepared. Glad your harvesting is over.HUGS B

  4. I am so glad that you got your harvest in, that is good news. I am praying for you and I hope you ride it out okay. I am so glad you have your generator and your diesel.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Glad to hear the harvest went well. It has to be such a relief to be finished just before the storm. Glad to hear you're as ready as possible. Please, please, please stay safe.

  6. Great job of finishing your harvest and my goodness, 6 cuts. wow...
    I sure hope that you are out of harms way. Will be praying for you folks. It looks like you are well prepared for Sandy. We
    We'll have the nasty weather here too.
    Stay safe.


  7. Sounds like you had a good harvest. Hope you make it through the storm without too much hardship.

  8. Good deal getting everything harvested before Sandy comes a callin'! You guys stay safe up there, I will be thinking of you! {{HUGS}}

  9. Hi Alica, I'm thinking about you with this storm. I pray you all will be safe and that your farm will stay intact! Keep us updated. I'm not too sure how it will affect us over here in SW PA, but we are forecasted for gusts of wind and lots of rain between Tues. into Wed. I'll let you know how we fare. Take care!

  10. What a relief that the harvest is in!!
    We are all praying for those that are in the storms path!
    Keep safe..


  11. Praying for you, Alica... I'm praying you don't get much damage from this terrible storm. 6 Hay cuttings! Good Gosh!


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