OR WHAT WE WILL BE KEEPING BUSY WITH THIS SPRING....
Fall 2006 and early winter 2007 have taken a toll on the Pacific NW. We had record rainfall in November which led to widespread flooding, then an area-wide wind storm in early December which led to widespread power outages. In early January, we were plunged into a prolonged freeze which is pretty rare for our area.
Fortunately, we are fairly self-sufficient with our propane generator and reliance on our own well. We always make sure to have plenty of provisions on hand for us as well as all of our critters.
So the biggest immediate impact to us is always fence damage from treefalls. With so much rain in November, the ground was saturated. High winds and saturated ground equal trees falling.