When we finally made it there the next day, here is some of what we saw:
A line of utility trucks stretching out of sight.
Our neighbor's house.
A 'clearing' behind my grandmother's house.
My favorite barn.
The cow barn.
The old tobacco barn.
The last barn standing - mostly propped by the equipment inside.
The walk back to my parents' house.
We spent three days hooking up generators, making the inside and outside of the houses safe and cleaning up debris from the yards. The rest will be left to professionals. As with all things with my family, there was a sweetness to our time there. We made time to visit with each other, concocted meals with whatever we had, and had lots of good laughs. Collin approached it all with his usual good humor.
Most agree that the tornado was an EF3 when it passed over the farm. We are profoundly thankful for the safety of our family and for the chance to be with them during this time.