Well, it’s a good thing I posted the “before” images of the garden last week, because things aren’t looking so good this week. Some pretty severe thunderstorms moved through the midwest on Saturday, some towns near us reported golf ball and even baseball sized hail. We were lucky to only see nickel to quarter-sized chunks of ice, but it came in three rounds, along with a great deal of rain and one episode of winds so strong I really thought it might be the approach of tornado. Thankfully, it was not. There were no tornadoes near us that I’m aware of, but sadly, there are a lot of vehicles damaged, and I’m guessing quite a few ruined crops.
The feature image is what it looks like outside our front door. Imagine, if you can, the entire yard, driveway, and road, all looking the same. Leaves and branches are everywhere and the poor trees look a bit pathetic.
So does our garden.
Here’s what’s left of the rhubarb…
And our just beginning to ripen strawberry patch…
You can see one broken stalk of asparagus as well. Overall though, we are fortunate. No people were hurt, the animals are fine, and as they say, hope springs eternal. Life keeps going and in the midst of all the chaos a new baby chick was born!
Were you hiding out during any of this nasty weather?