In the red zone for Storm Eunice I was dreading meeting her, sadly she arrived bang on time early Friday morning, following on from Storm Dudley the day before. She really made an entrance (such a show off she was) but her presence was really felt from 11am onwards when this happened in my garden…..
A 60′ pine tree uprooted and came down on my chicken enclosure and coop, taking the fence with it. Storm Eunice continued to get stronger and stronger as the day went on and well into the early hours.
Even though reports were very clear about how bad this storm was anticipated to be, I’m still in shock at the destruction. But the main thing is I’m unharmed and my chickens are safe and well but only because I moved them to emergency accommodation elsewhere the day before.
The tree has been removed by tree surgeons, the fence will be repaired when the weather calms and the chicken enclosure rebuilt. Clearing up the debris will take a bit of time. My old chicken coop (which I have had for many many years) is obviously damaged but after a quick look it might be repairable. I’m sure going to try because let’s face it, not many chickens coops would still be standing after having a tree land on it!
I went to the allotment today to check it over, fully expecting to see every shed blown over and greenhouses smashed. I was surprised to see just one shed over on the whole site and greenhouses all fine, which is very lucky indeed.
Stay safe everyone, the weather is still barmy and some trees probably weakened.