With Hurricane Irene we planned for the worst and ended up with the best. We were on the far eastern edge of the storm and had a short spell of steady rain followed by a very windy night. The power went on and off repeatedly (maybe 25 times?) for hours – the longest spell was about an hour. The whole thing was a bit anti-climatic as storms go.

The ducks, on the other hand, were thrilled with the weather. It took a rumble of thunder to scoot them out of their pool. As it turns out, Irene brought perfect ducky weather!