Next morning I surveyed the damage from the hail and rain. All the greens were destroyed (oh Hail), they were beaten to a black mush. Cut them all back and fed to the chickens. Hopefully they will produce enough for Saturdays CSA delivery. The beets survived because of the protection of the weeds that have grown out of control from all the rain. The squash leaves were full of holes. I went to Wednesdays market and didn't have a thing (vegetable) to take, but advertised the spinning retreat and hung out with the four country gals.......www.fourcountrygals.com . My sister Shelly felt so sorry for me she sent me home with a whole box of "ugly fruit", I like it best because it tastes wonderful. Thanks Shelly. Bought some batteries so I could take a few pictures. There is still water standing in the fields after 2 days. I still am so thankful for the rain. We needed it so desperately. The crops will recover just fine, in fact with all the rain, my garden looks beautiful!!!!!!!
rain running off the sun-room at the little red house
squash leaves looked like this
red mustard leaf
corn is all shredded
look at how green and beautiful
this part of the garden was sheltered by trees so it didn't get damaged
broccoli will be in the large shares this Saturday
This is squash at the farm that escaped the critters
The weeds helped protect the beets (now I have an excuse not to weed!)
These few cabbage, behind a fence look good, but the others were hit hard.
Probably won't have many cabbage leaves this year at market
This Rhubarb is too beautiful for words!
Cauliflower took it hard, but it will bounce back o.k.
I know I just posted, but I had to show you this before the magic wears off.
C/ YA at MARKET