It’s been a wild week so far! Tuesday the skies opened up, and we could hear it on the vent pipe that goes out the roof. Hail! Two inches worth by the time it was all over. Here’s some of the pictures I posted on FB…
Everything took a hit! So we’ve been busting our butts out there clipping away at the damage, and seeing what’s saveable, and where we have to plunk in more seeds. I lost about a dozen onions out of over a hundred. I waited til today to trim them back and see what was what. Most started sending out new shoots, so I’m doing better than I though I would be doing at first.
Broccoli is shredded. Cabbage is done for, except maybe three of them Might make it. Kale is shredded, but about half of them are trying to send out new growth. Beans took a hit, but they are putting on flowers, and some are sprouting new leaf buds. Not sure how it’s going to grow a bean when they barely have any leaves. But they’re trying, so we’re going to leave them and probably make new beds to do more, just in case these start heading south.
Potato plants are shredded too, but dh says the crickets ate them up worse last year, and he thinks they’ll rebound.
We lost every apple on every tree. 😥 And all of the tomatoes that had already set were knocked off. Same with the pepper plants. We hadn’t even gotten to see that they had set yet, but there were two wee little peppers on the ground. Those plants might be ok, because they’re still only around knee high.
Pumpkin starts we just got in the ground from peat pots the day before. Each of them had the two start leaves on them, and one had the second set coming on… out of all eight of them there was only One leaf left.
So yeah, big lesson in you can’t count your chicks before they hatch. And speaking of chickens…. at least we still have eggs coming in. *knocks on every wood surface near and far* I don’t think this would be half as devastating if we weren’t counting on this food for when dh is going to be out of work this fall for surgery. I just gotta keep telling myself, we’re going to be ok. We’re going to be ok. We’re going to be ok.
On a brighter note, we went metal detecting last Saturday. Just around the yard, and driveway. Here’s what we ended up with. Classic. lol The kiddo’s found the fork in the ground pretty funny. Not sure what to do with it all, but it’s fun to keep a photo journal of the stuff at least.
Now everyone tell me something happy that happened this week! I need happy thoughts!