Skip to content

A little bit of little hail still leaves a mark

July 9, 2012

A brief hailstorm hit us during a recent (welcome) deluge.

It wasn’t particularly long, was only “average” intensity and the size of the stones appeared to be the size of mothballs at the most…..

I didn’t think about it again until I noticed all the broad horizontal leafed plants in the garden like squash, sweet potatoes and chard now share a common trait.

They all look like they were shot with buckshot:

A few of the chard stems were broken but otherwise the plants don’t seem to be suffering from it.

In hindsight I don’t know why this would have surprised me, but it did.

If we were to have another storm like the one a few years back (the one that caused about half of the asphalt shingle roofs in the county to be replaced) I doubt anything in the garden would be left standing.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: