Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Snow day for spring?

Woke up this morning to a beautiful sight out my window: snow! Covering everything! An amazing snowfall,... but then, we went out front...... That is, we tried to... The snow had broken off the whole east side of our plum tree out front, this, compacted with the the, er,... compacted snow, has caved in our front porch's awning, making it a challenge to even get out the door. Trees are down all over... The chickens seem fine. The puppy dog loves it! But I am worried out about our trees... The plum only fruits every two years, and this was a fruiting year, so we will have to wait and see what this snow damage amounts to for our crop. The sacred Hawthorns in the back are bent and almost touching the ground in some places...

UPDATE: the snow has taken off the entire upper portion of the largest plum tree and the smallest has been completely uprooted. I will be attempting to re-root the smallest, but the largest will just have to be cleanly pruned so as to heal properly.

Our neighbor has declared this the worst snowstorm he's seen in 35 years. It took down a 100 year old apple on his side of the fence.

Will be updating further....

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