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Posted 5/18/2009 8:51pm by Michael Scheidel.

Well, in response to Dolores's question as to how we fared the storm on Saturday night...the greenhouse held up just fine.  No damage and no flooding.  All of the drip irrigation lines that were in the field were tangled up in a knot but not a big deal.  I won't know if the seed I put in the day of and before the storm survived until germination which may take up to a week. 

Amazingly, we lost no branches from the BIG old oaks that we have here and suffered no immediate damage.  That was a wicked one but it brought NO hail. 

Now tonight, two days after our traditional last-frost-date they are calling for pockets of frost across the area.  So Em, Ari, and I moved 65 flats of tomatoes, peppers, melons, cucumbers, squash and eggplant into our basement.  This has been a very tricky spring regarding growing conditions.  Luckily, we're small.  Other large scale crop farmers haven't been able to get into their fields at all.  So across the state, farmers are behind on planting corn and cutting hay. 

Time to rest.  I shoveled poop all day!