chezfarm is as ready for hurricane irene as we’ll ever be. farmer woob is on vacation in nantucket, which is nice for her (until the hurricane hits there, too) but leaves this farmer muffin alone and a little nervous.
the farmhouse is uphill from the east river and just outside evacuation zone b. hopefully, we won’t have any major flood problems but i am worried about the wind. i’ve stacked and secured the outdoor equipment and furniture as best i could and put some extra weight on the lid of beehive. i fear the wind will demolish the vegetable garden but there’s very little i can do to protect the plants at this point.
i brought lucius inside the house, of course, which was quite a production. the farm cats haven’t really met the bunny before and i was a little nervous about how it would go. surprisingly, everything was basically fine. i set up LB’s exercise pen with his cage inside, so that the cats can’t come right up to his cage and stress him out. the cats crept up and gave him a little bit of the stink-eye, but there wasn’t any hissing and they haven’t tried to launch themselves over the pen.
i’ve got plenty of groceries and some bottled water, just in case. the rains have started and for the rest of the weekend, i’ll be watching a lot of trashy tv on netflix to distract me from the dire warnings on the radio and NYT website, which are only increasing my anxiety. stay safe, everyone.