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Supertyphoon Ruby (Hagupit)

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Unlike last July’s typhoon Glenda, in whose eyes passed right upon here, thereby wrecking a lot of tall trees, typhoon Ruby had been a gentle lot.

A couple of days was spent on securing the animals, its dilapidated shelters, and cleaning up the box-like feeds warehouse, the safest place in the farm. It is made of cement all over and had housed 2 families during typhoon Glenda.

This time we have four families inside the farm, staying for two nights instead of the usual sleep-over. A lot of rain, tho a trickle at most and the wind moderate, it slugged on as if not wanting to leave.

It made first landfall in a town called Dolores in Samar, hopping next to nearby Masbate island , and a few more landfalls but thanks to better-be-prepared-than-sorry mindset after supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the whole country suffered lost lives less.

And when the weather cleared, nearby Naga City declared a state of calamity.

Here i had an entirely different calamity. But like the weather when it cleared a whole wide universe of possibilities opened up for me.

Life is good.

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Written by Veni

December 15, 2014 at 6:50 am

Posted in home cooking

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