in like a lion...

You never think about the wind speeds of where you live until you start building things off of the ground. It never occurred to us that air rips around one side of the barn creating a near vortex on a daily basis, that 30mph wind is a normal thing during even a mild storm, that about 20 feet off the ground gusts pick up so standing on the ground could feel completely different/safe. Yesterday, after some harsh loud noises, Brent looked out the window and said calmly "That's new," upon witnessing one of the set walls bent inward, pushing hard away from it's concrete supports. I really wonder how long it will be before the sound of creaking wood and bursts of wind don't keep me up at night...? This is the set wall that desperately wants to be on the ground and the back of one of the house facades that sometimes acts as a wind tunnel!



Donna K. is a recent transplant to the Midwest where she can be found exploring culture at large through film programming, writing and her general interest in the world- both on and offline.