Last Monday afternoon we had a terrific hailstorm that lasted over 10 minutes. Ferocious winds, driving rain and battering hail. At least it didn’t really hurt the thyme – see above. The lettuce and young squash and bean plants weren’t so lucky. Still, life will not be denied! Many of the battered plants are recovering. Another reason to procrastinate and not act on that despairing impulse to rip everything out and start over.
Last night there were ferocious thunderstorms. Torrential rains that continued on into the morning. This time it wasn’t the garden that I was worried about, but the house! We are in the process of putting in a new north foundation and we are at the point in the process where the north wall of the house is being held up by four fragile looking metal posts sitting on blocks in what is now mud.
This photo was taking on a sunny day earlier this week. I don’t dare go out there now for fear of a dangerous mudslide.
Of course, while we are suffering all this bad weather, I keep hoping for a fine day so that my ‘Yard Man’ 18 year old Justen can finally finish the mowing because I am preparing first for a visit from the Greenfield Garden Club on Thursday, and then our Annual Rose Viewing on Sunday. Why does it always rain on days when the Yard Man is scheduled?