Oh my my
This blog is being brought to you via generator power... and it looks like it'll be that way for a few days at least.
It's been an exciting day here at Crown Mountain Farms in more ways than one.
We're experiencing gale force winds (and have been since about 7:00 am.) What I mean is winds that are peaking out above 60 mph. now that's windy!
The power has been out all day - and was also out all day on Monday. Trees and power lines are toppled - trees have crashed into our fence line (luckily it was a fence in the middle of the pastures and no animals have escaped) The rain is pelting the windows with a force that feels like the hurricane photos look. Several 10 foot high photinia shrubs have been broken off at their roots from my garden. It is a mess. The 30 foot cedars bend over almost in half it seems with each gust of wind that flies by, and our house on the hill is doin' the "Shake, Rattle and Roll".
This isn't supposed to happen in the Pacific Northwest.
They say it will continue through today, then we get a break and it begins again on sunday.
All the power in our small city is out, every single business, gas stations, grocery stores, post offices, etc. is closed. It's like a ghost town in there according to reports. I wasn't able to go in to work today because live power lines lay across the major intersections en route.
In the middle of the storm this morning, we put our Sock Hop Yarn up for sale again. (great planning eh? :-) Now that was a hurricane in and of itself - yet it was the good kind ! Our spinners had been working like crazy for the past three months, and we sent out the emails to our wish list folks. We were ready.
At 5:50 a.m. the telephone began to ring... and hardly stopped, at 6:00 am, the website went live and it was off to the races. We could only sit and watch hundreds of emails flooding in with orders. Giggling and hooting with joy, we cheered each one.Smack dab in the middle of the flurry of sales, we lost power... whoa nellie! My husband raced out, hauled the generator out of the shed, and gave a mighty yank or two to kick it into gear. back in business.
We have about 1/3 of our lights working in the house, and are able to cook on the gas stovetop. It looks like we'll be "roughing it" for a few days. Hopefully the post office will be reopened tomorrow.
Thank you to everyone for making this another rousing, successful day ! We had to turn off the sales on line at 8:15 am, because we were once again sold out. Hard to believe, yet true.
I am completely grateful for everyone's enthusiastic response to our handspun sock yarn. You have brought joy to a huge number of handspinners.
If you missed out on this round of sales, and would like to be added to the early notification email list, hop on over to our website and go to the Sock Hop Yarn page (see the link above) . You'll be placed on a wish list, and we'll be contacting you soon.
thank you to everyone for your patience, your support and encouragement.
It's been a wild ride today - hold onto your hat, 'cause it ain't over yet!