Cool picture, hey? I love that I got a lightning strike in the background! And no one was getting through this puppy. By now it was 11:30p, so we called the county sherriff's department, who informed us they'd add it to the list and get to it as soon as they could. I set the alarm for 6am, figuring we'd get started clearing if they hadn't showed up yet, but when I checked out the window, it was pushed into our yard already. Either by the work crews or a neighboring farmer.
Then my hubby came in and told me about the garden. A little background: This year I had to replant my beans three times and I still don't have as many as I'd like to can enough for a whole year; out of 24 tomato plants, only 4 or 5 are growing really well; my cucumbers had about 5 plants come up so there won't be many pickles to can; pepper plants aren't doing so well; and the weeds took over a good portion of the rest of the garden. Lettuce, carrots, onions, spinach. The best thing growing was the popcorn and brussel sprouts. Well, as you can see in the picture below, the storm did a number on my corn as well. (plus you can see the downed tree in the background.)
I'm really bummed about this. I tried to stand the stalks up and get dirt around them to help, but don't hold much hope they'll survive. Many of them have broken roots, and they're calling for more storms today. Guess this is the year of the crappy garden.
I'm holding out my last hope for the brussell sprouts. And praying we don't get any hailstorms in the next couple months. LOL
Have a great rest of the week everyone! If you're in Wisconsin, stay cool! (Supposed to hit 95 degrees today.)
Stacey Joy Netzel