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Doris Day

Not the TV star from yesteryear but the Day Of Storm Doris.

Went up to have a look and see the damage. Wasn’t as bad as expected with three big trees being blown over, funnily enough various size silver birches with not very solid roots. Must be a species thing. Two of them have blown over onto paths which makes getting in a bit difficult but besides that the result of Doris has been cosmetic. Lots of wood all over the place, some items have been blown around but nothing major.

Chickens are all unhurt and still laying fine. Cages all undamaged although there are a lot of small branches and twigs caught up in the mesh that needs tidying.

Bees are fine, well from Doris anyway, with the hives in the sheltered areas being untouched. Worryingly the hives in the new area had two that were moved by Doris. One had the roof blown off and the other had chambers that had been moved leaving gaps into the hive. As these hives were empty we had no issues but it is worrying for the future as open hives lead to massive heat loss and dead bees. I may need to set up some windbreaks around the hives for freak winds.

Everything else held together fine with no damage although tidying up the debris will take a while.

At home things are a going pretty well. Sorting is starting to bear fruit and I can now see an end to it.

Storm Doris did have an impact at home though as a power fluctuation blew up my router and brought my broadband down, I’m typing this from my daughters house as it won’t be replaced till next week, although everything else did well. Again, some tidying up is required but not much.

Plans are starting to come to fruition and it is looking good all around so should have more time for the sites. Already working on updating the sites and adding more files. Again, I’d like to call for anyone who has any files that can be shared to send them or contact me and we can discuss how I’ll download them.

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