Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

July 30, 2010

Discouraging!


Pardon the quality of the photos, but the sky went dark and it started to rain, blow and hail! Elaine took the photos through the kitchen window. I was hiding out in the garage, waiting for it to lift.

Needless to say, the garden and flowers took a beating. The hail was mostly nickle size, with a few approaching a quarter. The horses headed for the tall timber and the chickens for the safety of their coop.


Only in Alberta at the end of July do you get these gems of nature. I guess other places get them too, but we seem to get more than our share. It seemed odd to see the muddy fields turn white.

We are truly blessed!
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4 comments:

Gregg said...

Remember that God is sovereign and sovereignly in charge of the weather. Those hail stones fell exactly when and where God directed them to. If we never know he had a purpose!

No, I am not preaching, I am trying to practice my committment not to complain aobut the weather any longer since I was "taught" so passionately by Jerry Bridges in Trusting God.

Melodie said...

We get hail storms down here too...although I have not seen one this year and that is fine by me! I hope your garden and flowers are able to recover.

Karen said...

Wow, that's some rough weather. None of your animals were hurt?

Ruralrose said...

sorry to hear of this Ian, we moved to be away from the erratic weather, but I fear it is weird here too, good thing we are children of the light and exist only by His will, thanks for sharing - it is truly awful, hope no critters were hurt, peace