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Phew! Storm Barra whistled through earlier. High winds and heavy rain. It blew the roof off the chicken house.

Not quite as dramatic as it sounds. The roof is made to open up so you can clean inside, but it opened it up and tore one side off the hinges. Really awkward to make a temporary fix, so I stood in the wind and held it down for a while until I could find a log with a branch sticking out one side that would put weight on both sides. I got *soaked*.

“Barra” you ask? Well, I asked. It’s an Irish Gaelic boy’s name meaning “fair haired”.

Not a great name for a destructive storm. I have a feeling there’s a bit of forced diversity going on here. But, hey, it’s diverse kinds of white people, so I guess it’s got novelty going for it.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 7, 2021, 11:09 pm

Watch out when Storm Karen blows in.
That one will be really nasty.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: December 8, 2021, 2:25 am

Watch out for storm Brandon!

Standing too in the driving wind and rain is in the finest tradition weasy, always remember though, one hand for the coop, one for yourself.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: December 8, 2021, 9:21 am

So, is there any truth in the old saw

“Madder than a wet hen?”

Were ya? Were they?

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 8, 2021, 6:46 pm

I know you don’t need me to offer painting prompts, but Some Vegetable triggered an idea here. Have you ever painted a wet hen? Wet feathers in watercolors sorta messes with my brain.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 8, 2021, 7:15 pm

I’ve never seen a painted wet hen,
But I DO kinda hope to see one;
And I can tell you for a cold wet fact
That I’d rather see than be one!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 8, 2021, 7:19 pm

My hands are still too messed up to paint, Deborah 🙁

The do not like getting wet. Like, at all. Hang on…let me dig out a picture.

Comment from blake
Time: December 8, 2021, 11:15 pm

Fun fact: “blake” also means “fair” or “fair-haired”…and also “black-haired”…

OK, that’s not very fun. But I tried, dammit!

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