Storm damage

Cleaning up after the storm and restoring safety

Last week we had a storm. This storm was called Zeynep and damaged the play tent of our children, also a big tree just outside our property lost some branches. So when the storm calmed down it was time to clean up and restore safety.

With the play tent of the children one corner broke out and in the roof one metal framing broke and another one bended. So we forbid our children to play in there and after the storm calmed down we first started tearing down the tent. Of course after almost 3 years the tent tarp was not the best anymore anyhow, but the storm was so heavy that it also broke the metal frame. We had not expected this to happen, because it was a very sturdy frame.

The tent was 4 x 6 meter and did not take that long to take down. We first took of the entire tent tarp section by section and disposed of it by putting it into our car trailer to take to the garbage company at a later date.

Next thing was to screw the frame apart and put it into storage. You never know when you can use some metal pipes. Last thing to do was to pull the metal pins out of the ground we had the tent secured with, so it would not be blown over with a storm. In one corner we had to use the tractor, because we could not reach there with the wheel loader.

Now everything is cleared out, safety is restored and the children have there playground back. The only thing missing is rain protection.

The other thing to do was collecting all of the branches to clear that part of the property again. This was a quick and easy job with the tractor and collecting the smaller branches by hand.

The big tree where the branches came out of is full with beautiful big mistletoe; some came down with the branches. The mistletoe makes the tree sick, but it looks beautiful.

Author: beautifulchaosorg

Hi, I am Carolien and I am a Dutch woman trying to build a self sufficient homestead on concrete and rubble. Follow my husband and me on YouTube:

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