We left Port St Lucie yesterday morning at 8:12 and stopped in Bryon, GA at 4:15 pm. It was a long day but perfect driving so we were not too tired. There were no slow downs or tie up so we made good time. We turned in early about 8:30 so we were up early this morning and got on the road by 5:30. We were only 5 miles from the Macon bypass and the driving was again perfect with even less traffic so we got into Spencer about 10 am. This is what we were greater with .
Norman unlocked the gate and walked down the drive way and cleared out some small branches and came back up for the truck and drove me down until he came to a couple larger branches that he could not drive over. We parked the truck there and walked down to the house.
This is the drive looking back from the house to where we left the car. You can see the ice storm took out quite a few branches but nothing too bad there. Last year one big tree in front of the house broke in half and got hug up in the branches. We worried all last year about it getting blown down and hitting the house, well the ice storm brought it down this year.
At the front of the house just across the drive you can see several branches still hanging where they broke off. There were about 2 dozen trees or branches down around the yard but no damage to any of the buildings and only one garden got hit. Norman says the garden shed must have been hit because the things inside were all tipped upside down as if an animal had been in there but the door was locked so none could get in and the barn must have been hit was a piece of a branch is still on the roof but no hard done.
This is the barn and you can see the piece of branch on the roof and all the limbs around the grounds. This was part of my wood land path and was all clean like a park. We have our work cut out for us this week picking all these branches up and burning them. Here are more picture from different angles and spotsl
From the road way down to the barn you can see all the branches that are down. This was all clean like a park when we left, this is where we walked to go to the lower garden because it was so nice to walk through the trees.
The daffodils aren’t even budded yet so I will have plenty of time to pull the leaved out of the beds before they bloom. The lower gardens don’t seem to have much branch problem. We haven’t gone down to see them yet but from here I can see there is no big problem. Must run and help unload the truck. Norman has all the empty canning jars unloaded and into the cellar. Have a great day!! It is wonderful being home again and as soon as we get the place pick up out side we will go and get the seeds to plant.