All That's Missing is the Wizard of Oz!

Posted by Francesca

Yesterday on Martha’s blog, she showed photographs of the devastation that occurred at our farm from last week’s twister.  Sharkey and I wanted to share some more photos on our blog.  Please take a look.

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Franny, do you remember the tall white pine that was knocked over in last week's storm?  Wilmer looks a little stunned.

1 Franny, do you remember the tall white pine that was knocked over in last week's storm? Wilmer looks a little stunned.

Well, this is what's left of it.  The tree crew sawed off the trunk and plopped the base back into the hole to save all of the beautiful plantings.  That must have been hard work.

2 Well, this is what's left of it. The tree crew sawed off the trunk and plopped the base back into the hole to save all of the beautiful plantings. That must have been hard work.

And look at this toppled linden tree!  Franny, what are you doing down in that pit?

3 And look at this toppled linden tree! Franny, what are you doing down in that pit?

You better not be sniffing out any skunks!  Come up here at once!!!

4 You better not be sniffing out any skunks! Come up here at once!!!

Sharkey, don't get in a lather.  Why don't we count these tree rings to find out how old this linden tree was?

5 Sharkey, don't get in a lather. Why don't we count these tree rings to find out how old this linden tree was?

Franny, I thought you were counting.  Where are you going now?

6 Franny, I thought you were counting. Where are you going now?

OK - Let's go around the farm to see more damage.

7 OK - Let's go around the farm to see more damage.

That old maple tree provided a lot of shade for Ramon, Rinze, Meindert, and Rutger out in that paddock.  Where will they find their shade now?

8 That old maple tree provided a lot of shade for Ramon, Rinze, Meindert, and Rutger out in that paddock. Where will they find their shade now?

This tree in the woods looks like it was twisted apart and it's just one of many that are ruined.  So, so sad!

9 This tree in the woods looks like it was twisted apart and it's just one of many that are ruined. So, so sad!

The grounds crew is taking all of the chopped wood and wood chips up to the composting yard.  No shortage of compost, that's for sure!

10 The grounds crew is taking all of the chopped wood and wood chips up to the composting yard. No shortage of compost, that's for sure!

Comments (7)

  • Good Morning Girls

    Franny you better be careful walking under those uplifted roots you could get hurt. And where was Uncle Carlos?? I'm sure he would not have approved, that looked very dangerous. Maybe he was rolling around in the catnip with Vivaldi :)

    I missed your appearance on the View last week is there any way you can play your segment on your blog? Martha had some pictures but I'd like to see the entire piece. Mom was at work so we missed it.

    I really enjoyed yesterday, low humidity and not so hot. Helped mom with some yard work in the morning then we just laid by the pool all afternoon. It was so nice to have her home. She baked cookies for dad but did I get any homemade dog treats for all my help with the yard work?? NO!!! I had to eat a box treat - yo mom - what's up with that??

    Zoe

  • Indeed sad to see the loss of your old trees... I hate loosing grand old trees...once gone, it's forever...good thing you guys have a shredder and compost pile, at least you will be able to use the remains.

  • Hello Ladies,
    It sure did look bad after the storm. All those poor trees. At least no one was hurt. I am sure Mama Martha had everyone well protected and safe. One good thing--you will have enough mulch for eternity.

    Mom and I missed your piece on The View last week. When we turned it on, that politcal lady was on. I was so mad at Mom. She was watching The Martha Stewart Show on another channel. And a repeat at that. We are busy cooking lots today as Mom is having her Christmas in July lunch for 4 of her friends tomorrow. I like all the cooking and treats and smells. Keep cool.

    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    You don’t get many storms like that do you. This was something most unusual. We get lots of that kind of storms down here with trees down almost everyday somewhere within 50 miles of where I live. We mostly get fires caused by the lighting; happened again yesterday. It rained here yesterday and this time it did get the ground wet; I mean really wet with over an inch in less than 15 minutes. Can you say, “It came down by the bucket full?” I stayed close to daddy during all this. Me, afraid; I just wanted to protect him from the storm.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Olla ladies,
    My name is Rebel & I just moved to Illinois from Florida. I have been in a hurricane but not a tornado, yet. Glad you are both safe, were you in the basement? I'm not scared of thunderstorms, but this tornado thing sounds scary. Keep safe.
    Adio amigas,
    your new friend Rebel

  • Hi Girl Friends, Thank you for sharing these great photos of that horrific storm there at the farm. Where were you two and GK and the kitties during the storm? You all must have been in the house since none of you was hurt, thank God. We have had some terrible storms here, but thank God none of them destroyed anything on our property. Hope you are staying cool and not having any more storms. Mom and I sure enjoyed Martha's blog about all three of you dogs on the 'View'! Fantastic! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • That is some scary stuff. Willmer does look out of sorts. I would be too standing next to a massive, overturned tree like that. Be careful walking around out there.

    You can catch the episode of The View here on Hulu but it going to expire in 19 hours Central time.
    http://www.hulu.com/watch/166015/the-view-thu-jul-22-2010

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