April 30th, Mother Natures Temper Tantrum

Last Update: May 01, 2017

April 29th was just the beginning, the 30th she dropped 12 inches of snow. This morning I saw the damage that she caused.

Tree in front yard split in half.

Elm tree destroyed

Cherry tree half there

All that's left of the Peach tree

Apricot tree, some branches broke

Shade tree branches down

Large limb down

And the Iris can with stand anything.

We spent most of today cleaning up the yard, cutting down what's left of the fruit trees and shedding a few tears in the process. The fruit trees were planted in the early 80s by my dad and mom. I saved a bunch of the limbs and quite a few pieces of the trunks, will make them into crafts and some woodburning designs. I just don't have the heart to throw them in the dumpster.

Mother nature proved she still has the upper hand.

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SondraM Premium
Wow...sorry that I missed your weather challenges. I was dealing with simply try to take care of all my animals in the snow. Fortunately, I don't have a lot of trees, so they didn't cause too much problem.

This morning my Anugs bull demonstrated that he can walk over a fence if he uses the frozen snow piles as a ramp.

I'm sorry to hear about the fruit trees in particular.
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loriC1 Premium
Anugs is one smart bull, I hope you got some pictures of his escapade.
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SondraM Premium
No, I've got damaged horse field fence to fix to remind me of his escapade.

Plus, I've still go the damage to photograph from day before where he decided to go under livestock panels by pushing up and breaking the clips that held to the rail road tie posts. He then went underneath it. Those panels are heavy enough I'll have to get help to pull them back down into position. When I discovered that, it took 30 minutes to catch him in a sleet storm and bring him back.

I am NOT happy with him.... I sent him off to go mate with a few more cows and then next stop is auction. When I got him, he had a history of escaping and tearing stuff up.
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loriC1 Premium
We had a bull like that when I was young, His name was Randulf. As soon as he did his duty he off to the auction to. LOL
Then we got one who didn't want to mate, just stood around like a dumb A**. I hope you get help to get everything done, If I was close I would help, but I think The bull and I would bump heads. I hope your weekend goes alittle bit smother.
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SondraM Premium
Lol. Thanks. Fortunately, this bull knows what a bull's purpose in life is.

I hope you have a good weekend yourself.
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ThomasPye Premium
I think winter is over in sunny Alberta. But we never know for sure. Its a shame what damage it does to the trees this time of year.
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emergent Premium
Hi, lovely pics. The snow looks beautiful. I am from Australia and it is hot in my area. Funny the little things Mother Nature can just throw at us.
You mentioned that you would turn the wood into craft, could you please put up a pic of some of your work in a post. I would love to see some.

thank you.

Sharon
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loriC1 Premium
I sure will, I will post some of the things we make of wood. Thanks for being interested.
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ericpierre Premium
Spring snow is more heavy. Trees often can't support such heavy load. It's a pity for the fruit trees. It will take years to recover, if at all.
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loriC1 Premium
The crazy thing is the snow is almost gone, 60 degree weather all day today.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Very sorry for your loss. They were beautiful trees.
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Oyz49 Premium
Sad to see, must have been wet and heavy snow. So many trees broken.
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loriC1 Premium
Yes it was.
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BrendanB1 Premium
Wow. Hopefully the fruit trees will recover with time.
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Carol46 Premium
Oh that is so heart-breakingly hard! All the best
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MKearns Premium
May you repair the devastation quickly!
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dwcookie Premium
Good Lord!!! What is going on with this weather? I'm so sorry so much got ruined.
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