Huricane Irene approaches. Before I turn off the electronics, including the computer, let me share with you what the busy bees here are doing. We are clearing the decks, literally and figuratively. The three decks which contain more containers than I want to count (I stopped at 100 on the first level) must be cleared of anything that could become airborn.
Before that job commenced, the dahlias needed to be picked! What will happen to all of those 4 – 6 foot dahlia plants when high winds hit them for a sustained period? I shudder to think. There is more at stake than dahlias but focusing on them for a moment relieves other fears.
Are there any blue ribbons in Cyber space? Enter these two, please!
Many tomatoes are still green, but I did harvest bunches of basil and herbs. Some yellow squash (husband will learn to like if we can’t get to the market.)
Zinnias! Can we eat them?
Have you been reading your emergency readiness guides?
Turn your fridge up to coldest setting? Freeze water and pack your freezer? Stock enough food and water and pet food for 2 – 3 weeks. Prepare cooler for items that you need frequently…milk, eggs. But there are many things I have questions about:
Will the outdoor furniture blow away?
Will huge heavy pots filled with plants blow away?
Will our third car be safe (old house only has two garage bays!)?
The propane tank is filled to use the outdoor barbecue, but is that stable enough not to blow away?
My garden bench given to us by my late Father sits near the banks of the pond, which will overflow … How many inches (feet?) of water can it withstand before it floats? downstream?
Well dear readers, back to the tasks at hand – clear the decks! Wishing you all safety as we face Irene at our door!