In Kenansville, NC, flood waters have already risen past the historical highs from Floyd in 1999. Waters are expected to continue to rise until a mid week crest. Some areas are accessible only by boat at this time.
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The rain has stopped, which gave us a chance to check the livestock. The hogs are ok for now, but we couldn’t access a full welfare check on the cattle. 🌀🌧
#hurricaneflorence #florence #nc #northcarolina
update from our #heritagepork
farm: The water is rising rapidly in eastern NC. Many local areas are flooded and the water is flowing in reverse - it’s filling the fields and roadways from the river instead of flowing towards the river. ...
All power is lost as well as tv, internet, and digital cell signals. The winds are subsiding, but rain totals are already exceeding 20 inches. Most reports believe this storm will exceed the previous rainfall record, which was Floyd in 1999. ...
It is difficult to capture a picture that adequately shows the amount of standing water on the ground, and harder yet to send them out with the weak cell signals. ...
Forecasts suggest at least 24 more hours of unending rainfall. At this point the livestock is believed to be ok, but conditions are not conducive to safely check all areas. #hurricaneflorence #northcarolina
! 🌀⛈ Thank you to everyone who has reached out with well wishes for us through the hurricane! Thanks to early preparations, we are weathering the storm, but are starting to see some damage to this sorting house at our #heritagepork
farm in Kenansville, NC. Don’t worry - the house is empty since we moved all the animals to higher ground in advance of the storm. The farmer and his family are safe and secure in their home where they are riding out the storm. 🙏🏻 #hurricaneflorence
Remember that iconic Grey Poupon commercial from the 80s?? Well #tbt
to last Saturday when we encountered the exact 1959 #rollsroyce
that was used in the Grey Poupon commercials (as well as a number of movies and TV shows)! This photo opp 📸 was from the Rolls-Royce Owners Club annual meet where they launched an exclusive book for their club members, which featured several must-have luxury brands including Joyce Farms! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Read more on our blog! Link in bio #rroc18 #striveforperfection #greypoupon #classics
Part of running a farm is being prepared to react to all situations. Unfortunately, the mother to this litter had unexpected complications during birth and did not survive. Now, we are fostering her piglets and hand-feeding them every two hours. Animal Welfare means putting the animals' well-being first and foremost - even when Mother Nature deals a tough deck.