I'm wondering how all our Eastern Region friends have fared in the aftermath of landfall in this latest storm. I would imagine a lot of pastures are or have been underwater, seeing the news on the tube. How are your herds doing? Do Dexters swim?
We really dodged a bullet here. A lot of rain, everything is mushy, can't keep up with mowing, but better than drought I think, and way better than snow. I spent the better part of a week prepping for H. Florence, but that's okay. My biggest fear was wind toppling trees onto fence lines, and thankfully that didn't occur. Hurricane season ain't over yet though!
I spent a week trying to plan for 10-12 inches of rain. . .which would have been a mess since it is absolutely saturated here. We had rain all summer long so I am very grateful the rain that came was manageable.
North Carolina has large poultry and swine farms. There are millions of pigs and chickens that have drowned in these floods. I worry about the wildlife, and the domesticated pets, and I think there are Dexter breeders in some of those coastal and inland areas but have not heard a word.
More than anything. . .. . . . . .I am puzzled by the hundreds of rescues now taking place. .. . . . when this storm was predicted and there were warnings much in advance. I don't fault those who had no ability to flee. . . but those who could and did not. . . . and have placed rescuers in danger are beyond selfish.