Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I am sure it wasn't really a monsoon but we had a helluva storm blow through again today. Straight line winds at 65 miles per hour, rain so hard it was a water wall and blowing sideways. Not to mention there is debris EVERYWHERE! Garbage cans are rolling in the streets, tree limbs are down, our swing toppled over, water was overflowing from my pool, and my decorative windmill was tossed 5 feet from where it normally sits in the front flower bed (the stakes were ripped up as well).
And my garden...ugh! Everything is toppled over. The tomato cages bent and twisted like bad sculpture. Lots of tomatoes are off the the vine. So I shoved my fat calves into some muck-lucks, braved the mud pit of a garden to attempt to salvage what I could and get an up close and personal look at the damage.
I didn't take my camera back with me in fear I would fall and drop it. Then it (and possibly me) would get sucked under like the Le Brea tar pits. No thanks!
I may lose a couple tomato plants and possibly 1 pepper plant,but hopefully everything else will survive and upright itself. Otherwise we can combine harvesting with a crazy game of twister, haha.
Gardening is never easy (at least for me) but is sure is worth all the trials and tribulations.