After the Hurricane

Hur­ri­cane Irene didn’t hit us too hard, but she still man­aged to do some damage.

The morn­ing after
Top­pled Corn — I just staked these up and they were good as new.
Tomato Trel­lises
We woke up yes­ter­day morn­ing dread­ing the task of rebuild­ing our tomato trel­lises (I think we’re going to go about sup­port­ing our toma­toes a lit­tle dif­fer­ently next year, but that’s a topic for another blog post). I envi­sioned spend­ing the entire day cut­ting strings, dis­man­tling bro­ken pieces of wood and rip­ping out dead tomato plants. How­ever, per­haps because our trel­lises are so delight­fully wimpy, they all just fell over instead of break­ing, and so did the tomato plants. All we had to do was stand them up and bang in metal U-posts to sup­port the uprights. We were also lucky enough to have TONS of help. My dad was there, my friend Geeta (who’s been help­ing us out a cou­ple days a week) showed up with her boyfriend, Sam, our other ded­i­cated vol­un­teer, Fan, also arrived to help, and my cousin Blake was in town. With so many hands, the tomato trel­lises were raised in no time, and by 10 AM we were look­ing around for things to do!
Blake and Sam bang­ing in some U-posts
An Old-Fashioned Trel­lis Raising
Wait­ing for U-Posts (and eat­ing sun­gold tomatoes)


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