Today the road was open and we were able to drive down to Lareau Farm where Katie and Brian WILL have their wedding. The river is right up against their property and they were underwater. The owner told us tonight that during the storm she ran out to let the pigs out of their pens and the water was up to her ankles, by the time she turned around and neared the house the water was to her waist. The basement was flooded and their boilers are gone. She was stashing bottles of wine down there and they were floating and banging against the ceiling. Lots of cleanup has been done the past two days. Apparently hundreds of volunteers showed up today, some with earth moving equipment and they were able to clear the pavilion, where the reception will be, of mud. The wedding scheduled for this weekend was moved to a different location. Katie will write an email to friends to ask for a crew to come out and help this weekend. We are still hopeful for a Lareau Farm wedding! Please keep your fingers crossed if you are far away but if you are nearby please come out to help clean up this weekend! The Goodalls and Collerans thank you either way! Here are some photos of the farm I took this evening.
Good news photos first because this will be the first time Katie has seen the farm since the storm. I love you Kate, and you will have a beautiful wedding next weekend!
OK, here are the not so good news photos. Any volunteers?