State of the Farm

Jolie Vue Farms – Storm damage 2016.

We certainly got the primer on the power of wind and water in May – as did everyone in the Houston region as well. 26.6 inches of rain in May represents 60% of our average annual rainfall. Twelve inches of that fell in a two hour period. We have never seen so much, so fast, before. 12 inches in a two hour period? Crazy! Pavement stripped off roads, creeks taking out bridge. Nor have twisters ever crossed our property. We got not one but two. This storm system leaves lasting memories and plenty to repair but the good news is we lost none of our creatures. Other than fencing that was laid over, both by water and wind, and some leaning utility poles, the only structure we lost was a hay shed which travelled some 300 yards from its location where it was dumped ingloriously as a twisted mess after taking out a tree, a power line and a fence line.

This storm system leaves lasting memories and plenty to repair but the good news is we lost none of our creatures or houses. And as Clay said, “Well, we don’t have to worry about having enough moisture in June.” Clay always finds the bright side.

Keep your thoughts and prayers going for those who were not so fortunate. They have a much longer recovery ahead of them.

JVF