If a tree falls on a farm......

pine tree6If a tree falls on a farm, and doesn’t break something; is it a miracle?   YES!!!  and we are thankful for it.  During the windstorm on Wednesday, this pine tree came down across the driveway to the pasture.  It missed the cattle trailer by inches and literally touched the barn, breaking only a little chip of wood at the corner and a gutter that Keith was planning to replace anyway.

The other thing you cannot see in this picture is that the EXACT spot where the tree landed is where our daughter parks the truck every day after she does her chores in the pasture.  The only reason the truck wasn’t there on Wednesday is because it was having a brake job at our mechanics house.   We cannot believe our blessings!

The only downer is that the tree did bring down one of the apple trees.  If you saw my post earlier in the summer you’ll know that this year is the first time we have gotten a good crop of apples (I think we got a total of 5 last year; but this year they filled many freezer bags).  We still have one of the apple trees but they are the old fashioned kind and need a partner tree to pollinate them so they can bear fruit.  We will plant another one but we might not get any more apples for a while:(

keith and brittany hauling away logs

Real men wear logging chains around their necks!

Real men wear logging chains around their necks!Clearing the path to the pasture.We will have plenty of kindling for our winter fires!The stump in the center is what's left of one of the apple trees.The damage to the barn. The tree is touching the barn but did not break the roof or wall. Hallelujah!Tree by the barn. The chickens are not trapped or injured. They're just nosey!