• Mirandomness

    Riding the Storm Out: Part 2

    Houston got lucky. Houston got lucky at the expense of Louisiana. My heart goes out to those poor people who had to endure the hellish night, while I waited for the storm we had been told would come. It never came. Houston was spared; this time. It’s humbling to look at the pictures coming from our neighbors to the east of us. It’s humbling and haunting. I have been in Houston for two hurricanes and one truly catastrophic tropical storm. Each storm has its own personality that shapes the effects that they bring with them. Allison and Harvey drowned the Bayou City and Ike left us in the dark, a…

  • LeyShaw Homestead

    Riding the Storm Out: Part 1

    Monday marked my return to teaching pre-season. We spent the weekend dodging really nasty thunderstorms, trying to finish the Cursed Chicken Tractor. Spoiler….it’s still not finished. It is REALLY close though. My plan to add corrugated plastic roofing did not work out because of the angle of the roof, so we decided to just go with the tarp after all. This meant that I had to order a tarp. And then the weather reports started coming. We dodged a direct hit from Marco, but then Laura made it apparent that she was heading in our direction. It’s 2020, so the hits just keep coming. We’ve spent the last day watching…

  • LeyShaw Homestead

    Nancy Drew and the Case of Cursed Chicken Tractor

    It has been a while since my last chicken tractor status update. Mostly because nothing has really happened. Work was already slow due to the heat and then Hurricane Hanna hit Corpus and we were received about two weeks of intermittent rain. At one point it rained so hard that we accumulated four inches of rain in six hours. It finally stopped last weekend on Sunday. We went out to work on the tractor again and about an hour in, the Fella pulled a muscle in his back. (See why I think this chicken tractor might be cursed?) We are reaching a point where most of the work is ideally…