Climate chaos sucks. Hurricanes are terrible.
David and I have been through several wind events during the last 11 years. We’ve lost our share of field tunnels and cleaned up the wreckage afterwards. With Fiona, our outdoor crops got a wind-whipping, but the field tunnels and greenhouses stood firm. We took the plastic off three of our tunnels, so those tomato and pepper crops are pretty much a write-off. It turns out, though, our farm was not in an area that got hit hard. But we have farm friends who were in areas that got hit hard and that hurts.
We were so impressed with the farm team. They made a list of what needed to be done to prepare for the storm and they did it all. The Market team was also amazing. They had three very busy days last week and when they closed on Friday, David detached the posts of the gazebo, and they just carried the whole thing inside the building! On Sunday they carried it back outside again. We’ve seen too many post-storm mangled gazebos to leave it outside.