While many of you up north were receiving your second snow storm in a week, we here in the South received a cold front that drastically changed the weather overnight. If you know anything about weather, you’ll not be surprised to hear that it was very windy for over 24 hours. I shared Monday that I had to move inside on Sunday to finish my indoor-start planting because of the wind. However, the worst of it came on Monday afternoon.
According to the weather report, we had sustained winds of 25-30 mph most of the day Monday. That doesn’t sound like much, but 30 mph sustained winds can blow quite a few things around.
Yesterday, the wind decided to blow down the trellis in the raised bed that has my pea seedlings – right on top of my onions. Take a look at the feet of the trellis; you’ll see the dirt markings, showing that we had it pushed into the ground at least six inches!
I have two teepee trellises out front, and the wind blew one of them down. Each one weighs about 25 pounds.
When I looked across the street, my neighbor had a huge tree limb down in his yard!
I’m not sure if we received gusts higher than 30 mph, but several hours of almost gale-force winds sure tossed a few things around in my garden.
Did you experience high winds this week on your homestead?