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We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.

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Saturday, 20 August 2011

Storm damage

Wow! Yesterday a small tornado ripped up the neighborhood one of our rental units is in. We got an email that a tree was down and blocking the drive, I envisioned a branch or two but it twisted a full grown Bradford pear to shreds. Trees are down or ripped up all over the area including the nearby park. We've got a big cleanup job this week, lotsa firewood. I'll probably use the biggest bits to frame up a raised bed for the tenants, try to encourage them to grow some food. Today we just managed to clear the driveway for the tenants, fortunately no-one's car was in the drive when it hit and there is no damage to the house.


Emma said...

I'm glad there was no lasting damage and you can turn it into a firewood opportunity :)

C Robb said...

Thanks, It could have been a lot worse. There were some pretty big trees down but I didn't see any damage to houses nor did I hear of injuries. I'll keep an eye out in the paper, we get a neighbors recycled ones, for reports on this storm. It was highly localized. We got a brief, 2 minutes maybe, bit of wind and some rain, no damage, and we are only 4 miles away from the rental property.