Friday, July 8, 2011

Wind Storm

Last night we had some pretty crazy weather on the farm.  After the storm had cleared I knew there would be some damage, but I had no idea what was in store until I went on a tour of the farm. The corner of our machinery shed was ripped off and tossed 500 m to the west.  This shed has withstood storms for the past 40 years, so last nights winds were far above normal.

These next pictures are of our plastic and fabric hoop houses that we use to cover broccoli, Cauliflower, Peppers, Basil, Tomatoes & lilies.  The wind bent the hoops right to the ground on one tunnel and tore the plastic clean off 4 more. 

It took the better part of a day to clean up all the plastic, cut up a number of trees which fell down.  Now we are left with re-building all the structures  before hail comes and ruins all the delicate plants. 

I would like to thank our neighbours Doug and Elna Edgar for coming over with a crew to help with the clean up.  Their farm which is only 2 miles away was spared from any damage.

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