S: Ravenhorst Family Farm
BC: silver city | Rainbow over the farm
FC: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and future." Jeremiah 29:11 | June.17.2010
1: September | 2009 | June 17 | 2010 | Ravenhorst Farm | A day to remember...
2: First there was this.... | Adam took this picture. This is Edwards' farm with the tornado right behind it moving toward Highway 251
3: This is Mike's view near Maple Island
4: Then there
5: was this....
7: The Center Tree | Row of cottonwoods
8: The roof of the chicken house
9: The Beretta and its last ride...
10: There was stuff everywhere. It was hard to know what to save and what to leave. The first few days were very overwhelming, but luckily we had help from many different people.
13: Jeff's Dodge
15: A few weeks after the tornado, all the beans sprouted and grew in the yard.
17: Reality... | Grandpa Ravenhorst's boat that used to have a shed over it...
19: m | a | c | h | i | n | e | r | y
20: The lone survivor | Amy's Oak Tree she planted when she was little,
22: Aftermath of the grain bins.
23: . Beans were scattered everywhere. Local farmers came to the rescue and helped get the beans to the elevator.
24: In | The
25: N | e | w | s
26: Community coming together...
27: Farm Clean-up Day We had around 200 people come out to help us clean up the field across the road. We found out what an amazing job they did when there wasn't any debris left in the field when it was harvested in October
29: Farm Clean-up Day
31: Farm Clean-up Day
33: starting to burn what was left...
34: Still gotta
36: Our Family will forever be grateful to the American Red Cross. They continued to bring us 2 meals a day for weeks after the tornado which allowed us to keep working on the farm. THANK YOU Anerican Red Cross!
37: Lunch Station
38: Putting | The | Pieces
39: Back | Together
40: The Small Shed (Where the barn was) | Taking a well deserved break in the new shed.
41: Grain bins only one was rebuilt from the old grain bins | "Silver City"
42: The House
48: The shed
49: Corn dryer shed | Toy Shed
50: Jeff's Shop
51: The field across from the house. The beans were carried from the destroyed grainbins into the cornfield. They harvested the "bean tornado path" first.
52: Aerial Views
56: One Year Anniversary June 17, 2011 | New grass... New trees...!
57: June 17, 2010 is a day that most of would like to forget....however, all of us will remember the love and support extended to us by family and friends. Most of all, we are thankful everyone is here today and the only one we can extend our thanks to for that is our Heavenly Father. I think I speak for us all when I say We are truly blessed.