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.

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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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Horrors!  Look at all of Martha's tropical plants under the shade pergola.

4 Horrors! Look at all of Martha's tropical plants under the shade pergola.

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.

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.

Yes, it is a big job, but better safe than sorry.  You know how much Martha loves her plants.

6 Yes, it is a big job, but better safe than sorry. You know how much Martha loves her plants.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

That goes for you, too, geese!  Be sure to take cover!

11 That goes for you, too, geese! Be sure to take cover!

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.

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.

Well, Francesca, I think we've made the rounds.

13 Well, Francesca, I think we've made the rounds.

That's right, Sharkey.  Now we just have to ride this one out and hope that Irene shows some mercy.

14 That's right, Sharkey. Now we just have to ride this one out and hope that Irene shows some mercy.

Comments (14)

  • Good Morning F & S

    It looks like everyone at the farm is getting ready for the storm. Martha is very lucky to have so many people helping to prepare for Irene's arrival.

    Mom made Dad a list today so he can start getting things in order. When she comes home from work today they are going to start moving all the furniture from the deck over to a more protected area. They have a lot to move I have no idea where they are going to store everything :(

    We are all set in the event we lose power, with all the rain we've had the ground is soaked and we have lots of big trees around the house I sure do hope the wind doesn't blow them right out of the ground. This is going to be a scary weekend :(

    All my friends on the east coast please be careful, this Irene sounds like a nasty woman. Be safe everyone!!!

    Zoe

  • Good morning girls,
    That is good thinking on your part, to make sure everything is secure. I asked my mom who this Irene was and she said that Irene is a nasty B----. So, I guess we don't like her so I hope she goes away.
    Ohhhhhh Basil, now we have to worry about you all weekend long. You have to eat little buddy. My mom had a Westie one time that was real sick and didn't have an appetite but he had to eat or he would have been in big trouble. His name was T - Rex. So my mom got a real big syringe from a horse person, took the needle off the end and opened all his pills into a bowl, grinded his dry food in a blender, added that to the pills, put a little baby food in and a little yogurt to make it like a liquid and put it in the syringe and slowly forced it into his mouth. She did that every day for a week or so till he got his appetite back. He didn't like it but he knew she was trying to get him healthy again and it worked. I sure hope you will feel like eating again very soon Basil. Come on buddy, try to eat and know we are all thinking about you.
    Love ya,
    Maddox

  • Hello Ladies,
    You are really good assistants to everyone, making sure things are protected and sheltered. This Irene does sound like one mean mother, Zoe. Take cover all my east coast buddies on your mom and dad's laps and get those candles ready. I'm scared for you. I'll be thinking of you as I watch the news this weekend. Be safe.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • P.S. Thanks Maddox, just saw your post on the eating suggestions for Mom. She says she has lots of tricks up her sleeve, if my disease allowed me to have a variety of things to eat. I just couldn't eat yesterday, which meant no meds also, and Mom was really upset at me and the situation. I made a deal with her---this old food, that is lamb and very mild that I used to eat wrapped around the yucky low residue food with the med in the middle. We compromised, so I hope no pukefests. I know the alternative to not eating after the last brat incident, so I am going to try my best to behave and this compromise hopefully will work. Thanks Maddox for the advise and everyone, keep my tummy getting o.k. in your thoughts.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Hi little Ladies,
    Everybody at my house will be thinking of you this weekend. You two are great helpers.
    Keep safe, love you both.

    To Zoe & fam. Keep safe friend. Will be waiting to hear from you next week if possible.
    Maddox, thanx for the update on Basil. Dear Basil, I know you are doing your best. My little prayers are coming your way buddy.
    You pal
    Rebel

  • I pray all will be OK and that The Hurricane fizzles...

    Those on the east coast stay well and the rest also have a safe weekend.

  • What a very scary weekend on the weekend. It's great seeing you two out and about on the farm making sure all of the people, animals, and plants are safe and secure.

    Basil please be a good boy and eat your food. It will keep you feeling strong and healthier. Everyone on the East Coast, please stay as safe and sound as you can this weekend. :sad:

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., I am so proud of you two girls for going all around the farm to make sure that all of your friends will be safe, that Martha's garden areas wiil be safe, and that all of your dear working friends plus wonderful Martha will be safe when Irene hits your area. I know that you two and G.K. as well as the kitties will stay in the house when horrible Irene comes to visit. It's extremely important that everyone along the east coast stays safe-we don't want to loose anyone. My prayers are not only for the safety during the hurricane, but for wonderful Basil to be able to eat his food and take those meds daily. I will follow Irene's trip on TV and Mom's computer until she goes away-the sooner the better. Take care everyone. Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • All I can say is "Goodnight Irene"! :)

    Hopefully, NH (where I am) doesn't incur the wrath of a hot headed hurricane named Irene.

    Looks like the animals are all set! Do a double check on the donks, please! :)

    Be safe....
    gail

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Well it doesn’t look like a good weekend for many of my friends. With the amounts of rain coming with this storm, I would suggest you practice on your swimming strokes. Just trying to liven things up a little. I know that this storm is serious business but if you have prepared well in advance you will be able to handle anything “mother nature” throws your way. Mommy and Daddy have finished with the repair on the trailer; we’re ready to roll now. Every one stay well this weekend. I’ll keep my paws together for those in the way of the storm.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • ..don't worry fellow doggies your people won't let anything bad happen to you..think of the stories you can tell all your dog friends and relatives!..we must go patrol the property for varmits over and out..the cattle-dog duo

  • Be safe and well Sharkey, GK and Franny.
    Been a long time since I read your blog miss you but follow you on Twitter.
    Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow

  • I'm glad to see everyone is taking precautions. Stay safe!!!

  • Hey Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow,
    Hello
    I kept hearing about Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow but everyone said that you have not posted for a long time now. Are you back? I hope so. I am a chow also. I am GK's dad. I hope you keep posting comments so I can get to know you.
    Take care,
    Maddox

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