Once again, my garden hopes and dreams are crushed. Literally.
Something blew through here last night. Not sure what it was. It demolished the kids large play set (which was staked to the ground with huge spikes and chains, and has been there for five years). I just stained it last year, and it was still in perfect condition. My trellises are damaged. Several parts of my fence are damaged. We found one of our heavy metal lawn chairs half a mile away. Our Weber Genesis grill is in bits. Our attic is leaking. But the very worst part? A 50' tree was UPROOTED and blew over into my mini-orchard area. My little trees (apples, asian pears, nectarines, plums, figs) are buried under it. And most of them were LOADED this year, for the first time since I planted them 4-5 years ago. Everything I love and cherish and tend carefully over the years always turns to crap. Called the insurance company, and they will cover the roof and the play set and the fence. Unsure about the grill. But they will not cover tree removal, since it hit no structures. :(