August 26th, 2011
Preparing for Hurricane Irene
Posted by F&S
It’s been all over the news that Hurricane Irene is working her way up the Eastern coast of the US. Weather experts are saying that several factors could align to make this approaching cyclone potentially disastrous. We, Frenchies, are very concerned about this and we’re really hoping that Irene loses her punch. For those of you in her path, be careful and safe.
1 Francesca, Hurricane Irene sure looks like trouble. They say she's packing 115-mile-per-hour winds! The eastern states could be in for widespread damaging winds, torrential rain, coastal flooding, dangerous rip currents, and beach erosion!
2 Sharkey - We better drive around the farm and make sure the crew is battening down the hatches. We want to be as safe as possible.
3 Hi Laura and Sanu - Please pick all the vegetables that are mature enough to pick. Hurricane Irene is on the way and there's a good chance that the vegetable garden may get damaged.
4 Horrors! Look at all of Martha's tropical plants under the shade pergola.
5 Shaun, do you have a plan for all of these pots? Don't you think you better move them all into the green house? We wouldn't want their gorgeous leaves to get all torn up.
6 Yes, it is a big job, but better safe than sorry. You know how much Martha loves her plants.
7 Oh good, Chhiring! We see that you're already putting the outdoor furniture away. We wouldn't want it blowing around out here in those potentially strong winds. The furniture could hit the house and break the windows!
8 Dolma, we drove down to the stable to make sure that you and Betsy have things under control for when and if the hurricane arrives. We want our friends, the horses, donkeys, and sheep to be absolutely safe. This is scary stuff!
9 Hey honeybees! Gather all the nectar and pollen you need before Hurricane Irene gets here. We wouldn't want you little things to blow away in her fierce winds. Be safe and stay in your hives!
10 Chickens and roosters! A hurricane is on the way so make sure you take cover in the coops. We don't want any feathers flying!
11 That goes for you, too, geese! Be sure to take cover!
12 Gyurme, please make certain that the chickens and geese are prepared for Hurricane Irene. We don't want our feathered friends harmed in any way. And make sure that you're safe, too.
13 Well, Francesca, I think we've made the rounds.
14 That's right, Sharkey. Now we just have to ride this one out and hope that Irene shows some mercy.
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