Category Archives: Wisconsin

Fog rolls in

My sunrise phot was bright but then this bit of fog rolled in.

Nothing bad.

It is burning off as I type.

I can understand why it is difficult to predict the weather. It is forever changing.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright © 2021 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved

Lightning strikes!

Thunderstorms dropped large hail south of Sunnybook Farm, but not one ice crystal came here.

A different thunderstorm problem popped up instead. Listen, watch, and find out what happened.

I could smell the ozone, but it wasn’t until Wednesday that I really had a chance to look around and discover how close the lightning came.

Definitely too close for comfort.

Happily, this bolt took just the tree and not me.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright © 2021 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved

Thunderstorm

When the weather alert sounded that a severe thunderstorm was heading toward Seymour, I had time to put the car in the shed.

This look at the storm clouds was a bit earlier, before the alert when I took Sunny out for his morning constitutional.

The worst of the storms went south of here, lucky for me but not for the people who had large hail drop from the sky.

I was sitting in the living room when lightning struck somewhere near. I jumped, so did my dog and cats. The lightning was close enough to leave the odor of O-zone in the air.

When I could, I walked outside to look for damage. Trees were standing as usual, as were the farm buildings, but I continue to feel nervous. That was too close for comfort.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright © 2021 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved

Gravel road changes

A gravel road can have many issues: dust, holes, bumps, and loose gravel that sends a bicycle flying. After years of living on such a road, you get used to it.

This column is about big changes that took place to Gardner Road starting in 1986.

Eventually, the greenery returned but tree replacements took many more years of growth.

Still, for the Manzke family, there were many memories that started with gravel.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright © 2021 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved