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Sep 022021

You guys! You won’t believe what happened here a few days ago.

Ernie sitting on a chair

Last Sunday evening we had a bad storm. There was lots of rain and the wind was blowing hard. So hard that it blew the big tree in our front yard down!

Big tree laying on the ground

Look at it! It came right outta the ground! That tree had to be at least 30 feet tall and well over 25 years old.

Big tree laying on the ground

Fortunately it fell away from our house and just missed crushing our mailbox…so no damage there, thank cod. Funny thing is we never even heard it fall, and didn’t discover it until Monday morning. Now it’s clean up time.

It’s kinda sad that we lost this tree because it was the only big one we had in the front yard…but the dad said he would plant a new one as soon as he can. Of course, the new one won’t be as big as this one.


  30 Responses to “Timber!”

  1. That’s too bad, though it’s certainly a good thing it didn’t fall towards your house. There’s been lots of that around here, too. Between the saturated ground, strong winds and shallow roots, well, you know it’s gonna happen. Dad went out the other day after our most recent storm to check on the trails he’s been cutting and found 3 trees down across one of them. I swear, he lights up like a child when he gets to bring out the chainsaw.

    • Oh yeah…the dad was out there first thing with his chainsaw cutting branches. But the tree is too big for him to cut up himself so the tree guys are coming today to take care of it.

  2. Yep nothing scarier…and more sad than losing a tree. Mom had to sacrifice two on her own because of the house and nature did others. We are on the edge of a virtual forest.

  3. Wowzers…..it’s always sad to see a beautiful and healthy big tree come down but at least it kindly didn’t hit your house or mailbox. The storm came through here (Ida) yesterday and left a mess behind but fortunately no tornados like in Maryland. We had limbs down but no trees fortunately.

    Hugs, Teddy

  4. Wow, we’re glad it stayed away from your house and your mailbox.

    The Florida Furkids

  5. Ernie, that must have been such a surprise!
    Tell your dad to plant more than one tree; trees are good!

  6. Holy moly Ernie…that was one might gust of wind to send that tree tumbling.
    Thank goodness nuttin was crushed or damaged.
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. We are always sad when a tree gets hurt or dies. We’re glad though that its demise didn’t cause any damage and that you all were safe!

  8. Wow, that must have been a surprise! I’m so glad no damage was done, but it is always so very sad to lose an old tree friend.

  9. Glad your house wasn’t hit. We had lots of people near here who lost trees the same way. But in many cases they hit the houses!

  10. Glad there was no damage to your home. I don’t like seeing trees come down, especially old ones. It’s sad.

  11. It’s too bad that tree fell down, those big ones sure are missed when they go.

  12. I’m sorry you lost that nice tree but I am very happy nobody was hurt and it missed your house.

  13. We too are sad for the tree but grateful the damage to other things was minimal.

  14. dood…YOW……that izza good thing de tree fell thata way…..we R sorree ya loozed it; it iz sad ta see treez like that fell……hay…may bee dad can prop it bak up and get a mega large huge stake ta tie de tree two !!! ☺☺♥♥

  15. *sniffullss* *snuffellss*
    Poor fallen tree…iss like a fallen Soldier….
    Tree gave you shade an privacy an purrtyness to look at….now tree iss down…..
    Wee are furry sad ’bout tree. Butt reeleeved nothin like yore house got mangelled inn THE storm! It was furry wild up here too!
    Lookin mitey hansum Ernie…mitey hansum 😉
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma an {{hugss}} BellaSita (LadyMew)

  16. I’m so happy that tree fell the right way and there wasn’t any damage to contend with and no one was injured. Happy dance for you.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  17. We sure are glad that tree missed everything and you all are safe !

  18. Mother Nature sure is on a destructive streak lately!

  19. Oh, too bad that you lost such a big tree from your yard. Looks like those roots just snapped. You’re fortunate that it didn’t cause any damage. Hopefully the next tree will have strong roots and grow quickly.

  20. Sorry about the tree, but glad it didn’t hit the house. XO

  21. You guys sure lucked out with how that tree fell!

  22. Wow, we are glad you were not UNDER it, Ernie. Could it not be put back in with lots of root medicine and see if it takes again???

  23. It is always sad when a big tree falls. I am glad it didn’t cause damage.

  24. Wow, so glad it fell the other way! And yeah, that’s too bad you lost the big tree. But it will be fun to watch a new one grow!

  25. WOW! That is a huge tree! We are so furry happy that the tree did not do any dame to the house or anything or anyone else! We are super happy that you look so furry handsome too!

  26. Hope you got to go out and climb on it one more time Ernie before it was taken away.

  27. Yap, thank Cod it fell away from your house. I wonder why it cannot be replanted. Hope all’s well.

  28. Oh, that is scary and sad, Ernie. Poor tree! We are glad it did not fall on your maibox or your house!

  29. Wow, that must have been some wind that you had! We are glad that tree fell the right way!! ♥

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