Hurricane Irma Damage

Surviving Hurricane Irma: Part 2

If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. Sunday, September 9 5.6 million—around a quarter of Florida’s population—have been ordered to evacuate. Many joined the mass exodus. We decided to stay put. Read more here. I woke Sunday morning to these words blaring from…

How to Live Through a Hurricane: The Prep Part

Most of Florida and Georgia felt the brunt of Tropical Storm Irma’s 65-mph winds and torrential rains Sept. 11. (©2017 photo courtesy of NOAA) It’s been a month since Hurricane Irma blew through the our part of the state (near the Gulf of Mexico), so…

chicken name contest

Hurricane Irma, Chicken Contest Names, Votes Update

Post Hurricane Irma Hello everyone! I’ve been off the internet for 2 weeks due to Hurricane Irma and her lousy temper, so I’m extending the “Name the Chicken Contest” until October 15. I’ll be writing about our experience through the storm in an upcoming post. In the…

Suwannee River Cypress

Florida Travel Way Down Upon the Suwannee River

“Way down upon the Suwannee River…..” Those lyrics are from the Florida state song, “Old Folks at Home,” written by Stephen Foster in 1851. You can listen to the song performed by Pete Seeger as part of his historical “American Favorite Ballads”. Sit back, close…