Yesterday afternoon a severe thunderstorm hit our farm. 4 inches of rain in 45 minutes, fierce winds, and large hail. Thankfully the large hail did not last very long and did not seem to damage structures. Our laying hens, turkeys, and livestock are OK. The wind and hail did cause significant damage to our fall garden.
All greens are a loss at this point. Maybe they will come back since the roots seem OK. We were able to harvest some of the squash, tomatoes, peppers, okra and eggplant that were not too badly damaged. We’ll deliver those this week to our farm share/CSA members. The harvest will be much less than usual and we appreciate your understanding. We will assess over the next few days and keep our members informed.
Here’s a look at some of the damage