Today was a depressing day! At one point I cried! The storm that raged for the last couple of days seems to have passed.
But it left scars!
It broke many tall plants like artichokes and sunflowers, it has removed nearly all the apples from the trees and it has tore the polytunnel. Depressing indeed!
But what was there to do but stay indoors and make apple pie and stewed apple, all destined for the freezer.
The polytunnel will not be such an easy fix. We live in a very wild and windy place and we have wondered if polytunnels are suitable at all for our site.
We will look into the costings of recovering the polytunnel regularly (3-4 yrs ) compared to building a greenhouse along the veg garden wall and using more cold frames in the outdoor beds.
The bees waited out the storm comfortably in their sheltered apiary. I will need to check them during the week and see if they need more feeding.