The first day of the open house went great. It was steady with visitors, we got about 150 visitors today. We were also lucky that the weather cooperated for the event. The sun even popped out for a few hours. But right after the last tour group had left just after 4:00 p.m. and we had gotten the food and tents put away it started to storm. Thunder, winds, and heavy rain - nothing Carol has ever seen before - it was bad. The dogs were going nuts while Carol was hurrying to get the barn guys in. A tree fell over in Brad's pen (Brent you may need to help us try to cut this up with a chainsaw and remove it tomorrow morning). All of the umbrellas broke. Sam went nuts and broke out of his pen and destroyed the door in the shop. There is a huge mess to clean up tomorrow. But at least everyone is safe if not unhappy - Carol has no power or water and cannot even relax after her long day to pop a movie in. I told her to go to bed lol and wake up well rested tomorrow. So she can't post tonight because she has no power. Hopefully the power is back on soon. I think a lot trees came down. Apparently while Mo was driving home from SAINTS a tree came down in front of her vehicle on Ferndale!
Thank you to all of the volunteers and visitors today. We received close to $1500 in donations today. The day was a hudge success and it was great to meet so many animal lovers. Here a few shots today of our visitors ...
Prince Percy receiving praise
Volunteer Erin, guiding one of about 20 tours today