Yesterday evening we were trying to get a new set of steps built off the back of the house. Well, I should say the boys were laying brick. I was stacking the bricks within reach for them and the go-for girl. One step done and the second begun, we heard a rumble of thunder. Soon the skies darkened and shortly thereafter the winds started. It was very frightening. The straight line winds were blowing so hard everything that was not nailed down went flying. A small amount of rain fell and for that we were thankful. After the storm passed we went to check the damage. Huge branches were down. Lots of leaves. Tomato plants torn from their stakes and this huge tree had snapped, thankfully missing all fences and critters. The goats had already discovered it and were busy eating the leaves. I guess we will be splitting firewood in the near future!