As many of you know, it has been severely dry here in Indiana. Our entire state is way below average precipitation levels and for us here in the central part – our last measurable rain was back in May! The corn is drying up, the yards are completely brown and the gardens are only hanging on with regular daily watering. So, for the past month, our prayer (like most of the midwest) has been for some rain. My girls even mention it quite often in their nightly prayers!
Well, our blessing in disguise came 2 nights ago. A ‘downburst’ thunderstorm hit our farm and traveled straight East for a few miles. It was the strangest thing ever seen. The storm chasers reported up to 70 mph winds and extremely heavy rain. Power outages, trees down, property damage – in fact – our neighbor lost an entire barn. BUT everyone was okay! Nobody was hurt and our little part of the world got a 2.5″ rain!!
Here are some photos from the other Maid’s house:
Here comes the clean up crew!
As we clean up the trees and fix the barns, we are truly grateful for the rain and for our safety!