A line of storms came through last night dropping the temperature nearly 20 degrees in an hour. Strong rain and wind blew all over Tennessee. Here in our yard we received about an inch of rain throughout the day. Fortunately our damage was minimal. Probably the worst thing affected was our sleep. The neighbor's fence gate blew open and their two horses sized dogs barked through the night in our yard. At least it sounded like they were in our yard.
Aside from the sleep damage one bird feeder blew over. It was a thistle feeder standing on our deck. It was no surprise that it fell over I'm only surprised that it didn't fall over sooner! We also lost a branch on a tulip poplar tree. I looked at it this morning and it seemed that it was already dead before it fell. It was just nature's vacuum doing some early spring cleaning. The branch probably died back in the drought this summer. Most of our other trees are young and therefore were pliable in the wind.
There were thousands who lost power last night and on the news a homeless man was pinned under a tree. It could have been much worse!
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
After the Rain Has Fallen
Dave is the author of Growing The Home Garden and runs a small nursery business growing vegetables and herbs for local customers in Spring Hill, TN. (Blue Shed Gardens or FB page). He has written for gardening publications, Troy-Bilt and Lowe's and is available for edible garden consulting. Dave gardens organically and when he isn't writing, collecting seeds, or propagating plants he's parenting his 4 children as a stay at home dad.