Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Storm Damage

Bummer. A freak, brief summer storm hit our neighborhood today and wreaked havoc on our garden. It only lasted a few minutes, but dumped a large amount of heavy rain and severe wind blew plants like crazy. About half our green beans were hit hard. They may or may not survive. Our summer squash is in feeble condition, too. A pepper plant was torn in two and various other things are leaning more than standing. Not good. Not good at all. But we persevere. We can always replant beans. There is still time. The squash may be a different story. Fortunately, all but a handful of our tomato plants came through unscathed. The few we may have lost, were not producing well, anyway.

It's one more event that makes me appreciate what real farmers go through. Mother Nature can be a vengeful old gal on occasion.


Niecey said...

Bummer. Sorry to hear that.
Yeah, would be so much worse if it was your livelihood.