No photos, for obvious reasons.
I woke up to hear the wind blowing outside. Nothing huge but I knew what was to come. I shot out of bed, got dressed and OH kindly came outside with me. The horses were already inside from last night and we had an hour before the hurricane really took its hold so time was important.
I went to the feed shed and managed to get a bucket of sheep food which I put in a safe unwindy place for later.
Then I met OH in the big school shed. We filled up buckets and, while OH did a bit of a poo-pick, I went into the stable and pushed each Minion through to join the big boys. They need the space and had probably irritated the girls all night.
I then swept the muck on the floor to one side, spread out the remainder of a bale of sawdust, topped up everyone’s water and opened a bale of silage, splitting it between the girls.
Meanwhile, OH fetched a bale for the boys and we took it in, opened it and split it up for everyone.
I threw a bucket of food at the sheeps and we ended up by locking them in their shed as their roof began to lift off. There was nothing we could do, just watch and pray it didn’t go and if it did, that it didn’t take anything else with it.
The wind has been over 100mph and this was no weather to go outside (Red Alert weather warning).
Snow is now forecast (sarcastic yay) and the gale continues for another 24 hours (another sarcastic yay).
Just before dark, the wind had died down slightly so OH and I went out and repeated the feeding and watering process for the horses. We made the executive decision to let Lambie and Ster out of their shed as they would be safer finding their own place to hunker down in. They were overjoyed and bounced all over the place with happiness! Daft sheeps.