Monday, May 10, 2010

Batten Down the Hatches!

So what do you do when you've started your Victory Garden and you live in Tornado Alley and have two hours to prepare for a storm heading your way that has a history of producing tornadoes, 60 mph winds and tennis-ball sized hail?

You cover the peas.
You cover the older broccoli and lettuce.
You cover the baby broccoli (and hope the garlic roots can recover from any beating).
You decide to call the other lettuce and radishes a potential loss.

And you cross your fingers that everyone and everything makes it through just fine.

Ah, life in the central plains! We'll keep you posted.

--Rational Mama


  1. I was in a school building. I could hear rain, but didn't know if much else happenend.

  2. Well, it looks like we got lucky. There was some nasty wind (50 mph?), heavy rain and minor hail. Only one of the pea shelters fell over. We still have another band moving through in an hour, so we're not totally clear but it looks like the worst is over. Checked in w/ the family in south central KS where they had it worse. All is well.

  3. ... and you post to your blog! Was that within the 2-hour window, or after? :-)

  4. Ben - yup! I had the unusual circumstance of having two hours until the storm hit and no girls in the house to corral and pester, so I had plenty of time to cover the veggies AND make a post! :)