Strong Winds Wreak Havoc at North Fork B&B/Gifts

April 18, 2011 at 6:24 am Leave a comment

Well the good weather I recently spoke of  certainly did not last! Strong winds, rain, ice pellets and yes, snow, greeted us yesterday. As I walked it started out  clear, then it began to sprinkle, then ice pellets, then later in the evening snow. All the while, blustery winds. This is one result of the strong winds. Unfortunately, we have to have these trees taken down. After over 20 years of enjoying them and being graced by their presence. I love trees and these have had everything from Kestrels to racoons nest in them over the years. When my daughter was 6, she rescued baby birds from these trees. They hold many happy memories and it saddens me that they will have to go. At this point they are simply dangerous, plain and simple. Cotton wood, great to plant and fast growing but certain to cause problems to someone down the line. Our house was built in 1868 and I believe whoever built the house, planted these trees. In the ice storm of 1998 they sustained damage and had to be topped. Lesson learned, topping trees is not always a good idea. At any rate, they are scheduled to be taken down sometime within the next 2-3 weeks. I’ll be sure to let you know how that goes and share the experience. This is the middle tree. Originally there were 4. We had to have one removed about 5 years ago.

damaged tree
Strong Winds Wreak Havoc

Through all of this nasty weather, the flowers have shown their tanasity by blossoming anyway. I have such admiration for these daffodils! And yes, those crocus are still at it. When I took this photo, the crocus were closing for the night but they stood tall and proud despite the weather.


On another note, I made my first ever soy pillar candle yesterday. To see this and the process, check out our North Fork Gifts blog at  Please sign up for this blog and also please “like” my blogs and become a follower. I appreciate those that continue to follow my blog. I enjoy writing and wish I had more time. After being on break, it’s back to school for me today!


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