Thursday, June 2, 2011

Speaking of the Water Situation...Here is an Update on Our Farm

I want to thank everyone who stopped by and left such sincere comments about the loss of our family farmstead. 
Here are a couple of more recent pictures...this one taken from the north by Darryl Biby and his son.
Notice that the roads are under water in every direction...
This photo is from the west.
  It was taken about 3 weeks ago by aerial photographer, Huck Krueger.

By now the water could possibly be up to our house.
Like this...

This photo taken by Peter Herman.
This is the house where I lived until I was 14 years old, then my family had the opportunity to move to the home on our family's farmstead.

This house was amazing...
a butler's pantry
large picture windows
wooden pillars
full length mirrors on heavy wooden doors
two story porch across the front of the house

So many good memories here...
And water cannot wash away our memories.
Take care,
~Natalie

14 comments:

jodi said...

The water is still rising?

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

Wow....it is so heartbreaking to see these pictures!

Diane Mars said...

So sorry for your family and all their loss, I sure hope things get better... Hugs, Diane

M said...

Just heartbreaking....
Prayers from CA!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Wow those pictures are truly unbelievable and heart breaking. I cannot believe the water is still rising.

rachel said...

Wow ~ that is really amazing! I can't believe the water is still rising but you are right - it can't take away your memories. I hope it starts to dry out soon!

Sarah Lynn said...

So very sorry about your farm. I wish you peace and safety... and a new beginning that is better than you could ever have hoped for.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Such sad news. I'll pray you all have relief soon. I live downstream in Iowa near the Missouri River and we are having some flooding around here as well as water is being released from dams up north. My home hasn't been affected, but family and friends' homes have been. It sounds like this will continue through the summer. So sorry about your homes. Connie

Tina Eudora said...

I am praying for you all Natalie, I cannot imagine the bravery required to endure this challenge. May the Lord and His angels be with you!
Tina xo

Firecracker Kid said...

Unbelievable... I'm amazed at this and so sorry Natalie. The weather this year has been setting new records that's for sure.
xoxo~Carol

Silvia said...

It is so devastating to see:(

Liz said...

I'm so very sorry.

~Liz

Kathryn D. Duke said...

just looked at at the farm pictures...has it resided??

Busy Bee Suz said...

Natalie, I was shocked to see on the news that the water is still rising.
So heartbreaking....your first home is rich in beauty and history as well. I agree...no matter how much water, you will always have beautiful memories.
take care,
suz