Monday, May 20, 2013

THINKING OF THOSE IN OKLAHOMA


Yet more loss for our country.

Oklahoma is my home state, I was born in Oklahoma City.  I still have relatives there and it's the home of several of our blogging friends of the farm.

We are sending thoughts to all of those affected and praying that no more storms come through.

14 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i have been watching this all day on CNN. how horrible! i hope your friends and family and as many people as possible are safe!

lynney62 said...

I love reading your blog and following your farm adventures! I'd love to recommend another wonderful sustainable farming blog I read everyday....you might enjoy it too. Here's the link: http://thekitchensgarden.com/

As an Illinois resident, my prayers also go out to all the folks in Oklahoma today.

ps: I love your new fence!

Tombstone Livestock said...

I guess I should stop whining about the heat .... at least I know with some shade and plenty of fresh water, my animals can survive, I don't know what or how I would be able to handle a tornado and the animals. You can always take a dog or two with you for shelter, but how do they handle herds of livestock in those situations. Something you don't hear about on the news is the loss of livestock.

Laurie said...

such a sad scary time, my heart gos out to all involved.

Crystal said...

I have just woken up to hear about this devastating tornado. Seeing the images on CNN is incredible. Here in South Africa natural disasters such as tornado's and earthquakes are virtually unheard of. I can only imagine the fear and loss people are feeling at the moment. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost so much.

John Gray said...

Mother Nature
Awful times

Linda said...

I too am sorry for the Oklahoma tornado and the loss of life, homes, and a sense of security.

I live in the Pacific N.W. yrs. ago we had something come through our area and blew part of the Hood Canal Bridge down. We were still living on our mini farm and our home sat on property that slopped down to the street. I thought for sure we were going to end up in town; which was about 4 miles away.

And in 1984 we went to Mpls. to visit my husband's family. Auntie opens the screen door and calmly says there is a tornato coming. And never living in tornado states, we stayed up all night as the storm continued. It by passed us and did minor damage to Iowa. That was the scarie for me; I can not begin to amagine 210 mile per hour wind. My prayers are extended to the families.

1st Man said...

Everyone in my family is safe and so are friends. It was just so tragic. I had to stop watching after awhile, it just got to be too much. :-(

1st Man said...

Hi! Thank you, I will check that blog out. I appreciate new discoveries. You are too kind and I appreciate your nice words. Isn't the fence great? Not sure what will happen with the garden inside it this Spring, but it looks good, ha.

Praying for those in OK too!

1st Man said...

SO SO sad, speaking of this I saw the story on the news of the Orr Family Farms that lost a hundred horses. There were also cattle everywhere that had been killed. I can't even imagine. Thoughts with all of them. We have Hurricane Season coming up, but at least we have warning for that.

1st Man said...

Amen!

1st Man said...

True words....isn't is wild how the weather and things that happen are so different in other parts of the world? Tornadoes are nasty things...just like earthquakes, they strike quickly and without much warning and can cause such horrific damage.

Be safe!!

1st Man said...

Yes, sadly awful. She's vicious when she wants to be huh?

1st Man said...

You know, the sense of security is something we don't think much about. You're just going about your life one day, sunny skies, a thunderstorm comes up, like any other thunderstorm that has come up a hundred times before and then a life changing funnel cloud drops out of it and changes lives forever. Amazing and scary.

Sounds like you've had some scary times as well!!