Tuesday, September 15, 2009

THE Storm!

For everyone who has been following the hail storm we had on Saturday, here are some photos. The noise in our metal-roofed building was deafening. As the storm was raging all I could think of was losing the most beautiful crop we've ever had so close to harvest. However, when Tim and I got up the courage to check on the damage, we were surprised to see that not every cluster had split berries. I'd like to say it is because of my superb canopy management but I know we just got off lucky this time. So, although the crop is a little battle wounded, it still looks like it will be a good harvest. What do you think, Mother Nature?


  1. Having examined the vines myself the day after, I'd say your canopy management certainly did have a lot to do with saving the crop! Most of the clusters looked very safely nestled beneath their cover of leaves. And still beautiful.

  2. Thanks, Kathryn. Daughters are great to have!