After a week of freaky cold temperatures that did nothing for my tomatoes and peppers, I now have to worry about the severe tornadoes (is there any other kind? fluffy, mildly annoying maybe?) we are expecting this afternoon. And dangerous hail is expected as well! –I think they say dangerous when the hail is golf ball size and larger. At least a tornado is somewhat localized, but with hail no plant in the area is safe!
What really chaps my saddle is that I just bought the cinder blocks to install my second rain barrel and also, I bought the last of the tomato cages for the season. I sure hope I have any plants left to water and to support with my cages after today. Like I said: sigh…!
A strong storm did hit us but thankfully there was no hail and no tornadoes so all we got was a lot of water. I also found that my 35 gallon barrel was leaking at the valve so I transferred the rain water that was left in it to the new rain barrel –25 gallons total.