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Tropical Cyclone “Nestor”

Tropical Cyclone “Nestor”

Well “Nestor” blew through… ~~(why was Nestor categorized as a Cyclone and not a Tropical Storm…….I do not know)~~ We were on the right-hand side of this storm…   So we didn’t get the brunt of the winds…….but we did get the rains… He dumped a lot of rain… Honestly, with everything that has been going on here with the Irish Wolfhound puppies and the accompanying late night sleep deprivation…………I almost completely missed this one… *****Hello—My Name is Nestor***** …..that…

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Dorian

Dorian

  Abaco was first……. Dorian is over the Bahamas now……. All of the U.S. eastern coastline waits & watches……. Dorian is just camping out over those poor islands……. He’s so huge and so slow……. The islands are so flat……. It almost looks like he’s just parked right over them……. …..I heard that the Grand Bahama Airport is under five feet of water……. …..I knew a woman who went down to the islands to start a horse carriage business……. …..sigh……. I…

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Dorian’s Meanderings

Dorian’s Meanderings

It looks like we dodged the bullet…….(or the Ziti). …..this time….. …..however, our escape still isn’t etched in stone…….Mother Nature is at the helm… …..but again, I find myself asking——-why am I still in Florida…..? …..oh yeah, I have Floridian children who were both born here and don’t know anywhere else… *****Muckluk Definition***** I could just buy them muckluks & scratchy, woolen underwear and drag them back up North with me to an Ohio farm… …..it’s a thought… …..a serious…

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Dorian Approacheth…..

Dorian Approacheth…..

The spaghetti models are running amuck… We are all feeling whiplashed by that stupid pasta… Our favorite meteorologist is looking haggard… My stomach acids are typically/seasonally churning away just like the hurricanes… Dorian is gaining strength over the very warm waters in the tropics… We are all watching the hinging-point of where he will ultimately make landfall……. …….there is a high-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean that will determine when Dorian makes a turn from going to the west…….to heading…

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“Dorian” (et al) & The Bees

“Dorian” (et al) & The Bees

****NOAA’s Atlantic Update***** What was dry in December, is not dry now… What was dry in March, is not dry now… The same in June… And most of July… But not now.   When I set up the bee hives, I picked a “higher” spot in the goat pasture…….(let’s face it—–the goat pasture is synonymous with “the back swamp”.)…….(“swamp” being the operative word) I even put the hives up on two cement blocks. But even without a hurricane, we are…

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Patrice & Me & Mud

Patrice & Me & Mud

I sit here after barn chores in wet over-alls… I should be showering and laundering off all of “this”… But what’s the point? It’s going to happen all over again when I go back outside later… I think Patrice & I will just flick off the chunky bits and wait for the “rest” to dry. What I mean by the “rest”…….can be defined as mud/poo/pee/sweat/more-mud/and tears……..maybe that should be a name for a rock group?………….oh, wait…….I think it’s already been…

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Wind Shear Is My Friend

Wind Shear Is My Friend

Upper level wind shear can be a good thing. *****Wind Shear Explained*****   It’s a very good thing to have around during Hurricane Season.   Meteorologists have a list of their own terms & jargon that anyone living in Florida learns and clings to from June through November. Upper Level Wind Shear is a warm-fuzzy term… When I hear that word-combination bandied about, it makes me happy… Wind Shear is a weather condition that blows around way up high… It…

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Yard Work…….

Yard Work…….

  It’s Hurricane Season…………………….again…..(sigh)…     Yes it is……..   There’s no denying it.     We have a big “yard” to keep up with.     A couple days ago, I tried to crank up “Ole Sparky” (I do every month)………. …..and “Ole Sparky” just spluttered and spit… The usual suspects were ruled out… The battery was still good/chargeable/and holding a charge… The starter was okay. The fuel was just fine and not gooey   The chickens do like…

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Weather & Sundry Things

Weather & Sundry Things

  I wanted to use the word “assundry” in this post’s title…………..but apparently there’s no such word(?)………………just like “snuck”………………go figure… Hmmmmmmm.  You learn something new everyday. But I like snuck and assundry and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. I can make them work. ~~~~~~~~~~ Well, Florence has made landfall and done her damage.  She continues to down-grade and idle inland while dumping gallons of rain in her wake.   Tropical Depression Helene is still doing pirouettes in the Atlantic. Tropical Depression Joyce is going…

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Florence

Florence

  My heart goes out to those who are in Florence’s path. Geez………………………………………… She could have jogged left originally and aimed in our direction so easily. I remember the hours leading up to Katrina……………….we didn’t know if it was us or them.   Us or them…       That doesn’t give me any kind of relief………………..the people lives, the animal lives, the way of life for so many… We just put one foot in front of the other on…

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