Tuesday, July 2, 2013

It Could Have Been Worse

I just came inside from staking broccoli plants and picking dead branches - large and small - out of the raised beds along the driveway.  Last night around 9:30pm, after a day of very hot, still weather, powerful winds struck along with a thunder and lightning storm.  The potatoes and beans were being blown perpendicular to the grown, and I feared that the hail forecast in the storm advisory would destroy a large number of my plants.  While it did rain (the wind was blowing it so hard, it looked like mist), the hail did not manifest.  What a relief.

Our new neighbour's half-dead birch tree dropped deposits in our yard during the storm.  We didn't discover that until this morning.  The largest branch landed inches from the pea patch.  What a mess it would have been if it had landed in the middle of that!  The potatoes are still leaning a little north, but should bounce back today.  The corn, unfortunately, is looking worse for wear.  It took a beating in the wind.  I'm going to dig out the bamboo stakes and twine and stake them back up this afternoon.

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