November 12th, 2012
Surveying the Tree Damage
Posted by F&S
If you are a reader of The Martha Blog, you probably know that more than 100 stately trees were blown over at the farm when Hurricane Sandy visited our area. We Frenchies wanted to see some of this damage for ourselves, so we ventured out into the woods to have a look.
1 Oh dear, Sharkey! It's really disturbing to see so many mature trees down in the woods.
2 The winds were really howling during Hurricane Sandy. Just look at the size of this root ball! It took a great deal of force to yank this out of the ground.
3 Franny, it's a good thing that all of the farm animals were safe indoors.
4 You've got that right, Sharkey! I can't imagine what it must have been like for any of the poor animals who live in these woods.
5 I wasn't even thinking about that! What do little birds do in one-minute sustained winds of 110 miles-per-hour?
6 I suppose animals like chipmunks and squirrels, who often make nests in the hollows of trees, had many unpleasant surprises during the storm when their trees were blown to the ground.
7 I almost feel sorry for them just thinking about it.
8 You're right, Sharkey. It is sad to think about, but I'm also wondering how all of these root balls are going to be dealt with. I guess we'll have to do a blog posting all about that!
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