Monday, September 5, 2011

View from the Field - Recovering from Irene

Irene devastated Madison.  The Wharf, a hurricane stone's throw from Barberry Hill Farm, shows the disruption caused by the wind and water.

Our property took the full brunt of the storm.  Trees that had stood for generations were snapped in half.

This 80 foot tree fell inches from our house.  If it had been a few feet taller, our house would have had some new ventilation.

The fields were not only covered with debris, but layers of salt.  We are still assessing what can be saved. 

Kingsley considering options for other employment. Arborist?

Grace made the best of some orphaned pre-ripe produce. 

We also lost electricity (and Internet access) for about a week.  This meant that we had to say good-bye to our two Scottish WWOOFers Abi and Ross, and welcome our new South African WWOOFer, Dan, by candlelight.

We now have power again at least for the home, and will be repairing what we can in the days, weeks, and even months to come.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck to you all.

    Please keep us informed.

    And let us know when you are back in business.