Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Time Of The Stormy Nights...

Yes..That time of year again. This happened two nights ago:




Part of the stables' roof blew off!

We were lying awake in bed amidst loud claps of thunder,howling winds and rain pouring from the skies,when there suddenly was this very unusual,disturbing noise....

Peeking through our bathroom window we saw that part of the stables' roofing had come down and Cules told us to stay inside while he went to try and move the three horses who no longer had any shelter from the rain. We had no idea as to whether some more sheets of  roofing could come down and I anxiously watched through the kitchen window as my horse, Ghost, refused to let my husband catch her. The loud claps of thunder and torrential rain didn't help matters much... I called out her name and told her to "stand" which low and behold, she did and Cules quickly caught her and ran to an empty stable at the back of the building... I will never forget the sight of my horse trotting quietly along with pricked ears through the rain and thunder next to my husband whereas normally she should be behaving badly by rearing and trying to break loose...

I'm thinking she was keen on getting into a dry stable...

Well, we are going to be busy fixing the roof for the next couple of days!

The End






16 comments:

  1. So glad Cules and the horses are ok...scary wind!@

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  2. oh, i hate this for you! but so glad all animals (and humans) are okay!

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  3. Goodness Liesl that was quite the storm! That's wonderful that your horse listened to you when you told her to "STAND"...she must have realized that your husband was trying to help her get to safty. I hope this was all the damage that you received and that you're able to get your roof up quickly. I didn't realize that you got storms like we do here in Kansas. Stay safe!
    Maura :)

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  4. I am so glad that the horses are all OK, very scary for them. I cannot imagine how Ghost listened to you when so frightened, thank goodness she did though. Diane

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  5. Oh that must have been so scary. Your poor horse must have been terrified. Glad it all turned ok.

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  6. WOW..that must have been quite the storm. Animals seem to know when we are trying to help them. Good luck with the roof!

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  7. A scary night -- I'm glad everyone is OK.

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  8. Wow that wind must have been really stronge .
    Cules is very brave to go out in that

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  9. That must have been so scary particularly making sure the horses were okay. I always stress about things like that. Hope everything was okay daylight came and you could see the damage.

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  10. Oh sh**! I just love that the horse trusted Cules to help her. She knew.

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  11. Howe scary! I'm so glad no horses or humans were hurt.

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  12. I was almost afraid to look!! God knows what had happened! Whew, no one hurt. And no testicles this time!!!!lol

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  13. What a mess! I'm glad none of the horses were hurt!

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  14. Oh my gosh! The poor animals! Courage, my friend!

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