My signal is being uncooperative, so this will be a short entry. I thought people would like to see the results of our winter storms. At the height of one of our worst storms of the winter, with winds in excess of 100 mph, I heard in the middle of the night the tremendous gunshot crack of a tree breaking. It was followed all night long by the sounds of other trees going down. When my dad and I went and pumped the water I stood on a hil and did a slow 180 and saw raw, broken wood of wind broken trees everywhere I looked.
But what caught our attention the most, and that of my cat Katya, was the enormous spruce tree that had broken and fallen across our sawdust trail that leads to the waterline, dam and pump. When it fell it took out another tree, uprooting it, and delimbed every other tree in the process. Katya was highly disturbed by this change in her area and kept looking at it and then meowing at me and when I didn't take her advice and immediately remove the blockage from her path she went and sat with her back to me, staring at the fallen trees, to show her displeasure.
Tara Neilson (ADOW)