Hurricane Sandy Wind Speed

IT Guy Steve has added local wind speed to the cams. (For those new to this site, we are about 30 miles west of Boston.) Right now it’s quiet, only a few miles per hour. But, tomorrow things will pick up and we’ll see gusts up to 50 MPH (at least that’s the current prediction.) At the end of this storm all of the leaves will be down, but hopefully, around here, not much more than that.

Still, we’re being warned about fallen trees and widespread power outages. We’ll be staying home, inside. To prepare I made Hurricane Sandy Pie.

This is made with my good butter crust, filled with local Cortland apples and brown sugar, and topped with a butter/oat/crystalized ginger/pecan/cinnamon/flour topping. Oh, and a sprinkling of maple sugar. (No recipes, I just  throw it together.)

No refrigeration required, so when the power goes out, this will be on the counter, ready to eat.

There’s just one problem. I made it today. We still have power. But, the guys in the house want to eat it now. I think I’ll go join them.  Which means that I’ll have to make another Hurricane Sandy Pie tomorrow. Hope the power stays on long enough for me to bake that one!


  1. Sounds delicious! Can’t see photos here in UK but I can visualize! Been watching news and it looks like the storm is gathering pace….good luck to you all Terry.

  2. Thanks for adding the wind speed to your cam. I will keep an eye on it and pray for you all.
    This storm is a monster. Frankenstorm is the right name for it. I posted earlier today on the goat collar story about conditions here in NC. I am 100 miles inland and the storm center is 300 miles away from the coast. I wish you could see the wind whipping in my neighborhood. The trees are just about bald. The temperatures have dropped in the last hour and I had to put on thermal underwear. There is excellent coverage on the weather channel on TV. The woman just said they are not blowing smoke about how bad this storm will be when it hits your neighborhood. No hype, just facts. Prepare for as much as 10 days without power. Tomorrow night we will get some of the wrap around bands of rain from the system as it makes it’s turn to the left. Some parts of our coast are already flooded. Checkout this web cam. “Surfchex/Nagshead” Remember the eye of the storm is 300 miles away. Be safe. Your Hurricane Sandy pie looks great. The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift us His countenance upon you and give you peace. Shalom to the whole Northeast of the US.

  3. Smack dab in the middle of the storm know in Hampton Roads VA. And local classes are canceled for tomorrow. Good thing for me because I have a sinus infection, and would have missed class anyway. So know it won’t count.

  4. Good call on the pie. It is best to be prepared. But clearly you should have made two. Enjoy, and stay snug.

  5. Hi Terry, I made apple crisp…to go with the half melted vanilla ice cream I expect to have in the next day or two. We lose power easily..if one of the neighbor’s goats sneezes, we lose power :-} Have lots of things to make sandwiches with, wood for the fireplace, kettles of water, and cabbages for the hens. Lots of yarn for knitting, and books to read. Fetching deep sighs, knowing that it will be an adventure for the first two days, then get mighty tedious. Now, to sit back and see what happens. Power company called to say be prepared. They must be serious! Take care.

  6. Stay safe! Here in East Tennessee we are under a winter storm warning. Above 2500 feet 4 to 10 inches possible of snow. Wind to begin tonight. This is a collision of warm and cold air. Mother Nature is giving us “tricks” not “treats”!

    The pie is a masterpiece….some Grafton Farms cheddar would go nicely!

  7. This looks delicious. There’s no storm here [in the west] but I think I may try this. Enjoy! Staye safe and will tune in daily to see your animals and to get updates.

  8. We have similar expectations here on the south shore of Long Island. Our chicken cooperative moved the pullets into one of the farm’s greenhouses today. The chicken wire and tarp covered hoop house they live in moves around in the high winds. Hope you and your’s all stay safe!

  9. Your apple tart with a crumble topping looks delicious! No wonder the boys want to eat it right away.

    Hope you all stay safe as Sandy passes over xx


  10. As you prepared for this storm Saturday night, we had a tsunami evacuation here. ( not personally as I am up in the hills). We were lucky as the surge was less than expected! I hope this goes as well for you! The pie. is an inspiration!

  11. Batten Down the Hatches!

    That pie looks so good, almost worth a hurricane! Stay safe and hope you will be ok in all tis horrible weather!