Thursday, April 29, 2010

hail damage

april 28 - official tomato planting day and farmer freds birthday was capped off by an incredible hail storm with hail pellets nearing the size of double ought buck pellets.

if i had planted starts or seeds, i would be looking for replacements.

the trees in the orchard, however, were in the line of fire. this is one of my pear trees which shows some moderate damage from the 12 minute ice deluge.

up here in the foothills, its usually mothers day when we plant. this year, we might be rethinking that one.

1 comment:

  1. Dave Jesse up in Brownsville has photos of his land totally covered in white. He's about 2400 feet up. I feel for you guys. We got rain -- but nothing like this.