We just enjoyed our second hurricane since moving to Alabama. First Sally, now Zeta!
I must admit, I did not expect such a dramatic welcome to the Gulf Coast. We also didn’t expect to have Zeta go almost over us, as we thought it was destined for further west.
We didn’t have candles, oil for the lamps, extra food or anything.
But hey… we’re from South Florida. Anything less than a Cat 3 is barely worthy of a Home Depot duct tape and tarp run.
The power went out for a few hours but is back now. A big thanks to the hard-working guys at the electric company.
Last night I was on the front porch when the transformer arced and blew out a few blocks away:
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Fortunately we don’t have any damage to the house or our van, though the gardens took a bit of a beating.
The fruit trees in the front yard look fine:
In the test beds the seedlings were battered but I think they’ll pull through.
The rye cover crop was blown sideways but should be fine.
The bananas I planted were laid sideways.
Multiplier onion leaves were smashed around and laid down.
But the daikons look like nothing happened.
A large limb was dropped on a turnip bed but caused minimal damage.
Meanwhile, Zeta looks to have made the garlic pop up:
For those of you that saw more damage, my condolences. I hope everyone is okay. What a crazy year!