Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Aftermath

Seems like months since August 28th.

Irene's damage has impacted everyone.

So many dairy cattle, beef cows, pigs, sheep, poultry and goats were swept away in the flash floods.

Many vegetable, fruit and hay farmers are out of business now because their once fertile fields now have new rivers that changed course and are now permanent fixtures on their destroyed property.  Green fields have been replaced with millions of river rocks per square yard of land.  All the topsoil washed away. 

Many homes, businesses and historic covered bridges are gone.

Irene must of been a relative of Katrina...

Some rebuilding will take years, other rebuilding will take decades.  Most farmers who are victims of the floods will never live to ever see another crop on their rock covered, baren land.

And now fall is arriving.   Quietly.   Unnoticed.  

So many volunteers are helping the flood victims.

Many fund raisers are being held to help the victims.    Lots of people helping people.  Every day here.

Noone has noticed the leaves are falling, the colors are changing, the air is getting cooler......

Too much to do.  Change is in the air.



  1. I'm so sorry to hear of all the devastation in Vermont that Irene left behind!

  2. I don't think the media covered the devestation adequatly. I didn't know how bad it was. You and the cattle alright?