Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tornados Got to love em.

The past couple of days Mother N has been really pushing the bar around my home and inparticulary around the garden. We had another tornado jump in and out of several spots where I live and one tornado hit destroyed property 3 blocks away from me. It left me scratching my head and wondering about the 'What If". Nevertheless, my garden has started to make a remarkable come back from the destruction sustained from the tornado a few weeks ago. And we have not even bought the plastic sheet to lay over the garden. Im playing with fire. Note to self...... " Buy the damn huge Plastic sheet!"

But even though there has been total mayhem thier is some good that has come out of the destruction. For one, the town phenix city which is in Alabama was hit pretty hard and I don't think if the tornado hit they would have even bothered doing any rebuilding. That town seemed like somebody pressed the pause button back in the 80s and died. So hopefully with rebuilding being started up it can spark some interest in to that depressed town. Also I have found a treasure trove worth of garbage that I post shortly. I found two useful shelving systems that were thrown out and that I have reused for my ongoing plants. My porch is starting to look like a jungle and I love it.......


Sue said...

So that's where you've been the past few days---out playing with Mother Nature...
Hope all is well! And Hang ON!

Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

Hey, tornadoes can be a big money maker! Just a few weeks ago, there was a Tornado Tour company advertising in our newspaper for $300 you can spend the day chasing a tornado and even see them up close and personal! Um, no thanks! Can't wait to hear about your trash finds. :) Stay safe.

ChristyACB said...

Congrats on trash finds! I never find that out here. Particle board TV stands that are broken..sure. Excellent plant shelves..nope!

LOL...so it goes :)

We got that same system here. Hail like crazy and over 2 inches of rain in less than an hour. Actually, I can't tell how much because my digital gauge collects and drains the water as it reads, and it maxed out at 2 inches in about 20 minutes and couldn't catch up.

Everything has little holes in it, but it just keeps right on growing!

Kenneth Moore said...

Apparently we got hail here in DC, too. I don't have an office with a window, so I didn't know... :-(

I'm happy that your plants are alright! I have to admit, the one tornado I was in was exciting, but back then I didn't have unsheltered plants to worry about, so I feel for you.

I'm also kicking myself for not picking up that metal planter on my way to the farmers' market on Sunday! I thought it'd be too heavy and I'd get it on the way home, but I just remembered it. I'll see if it's still there on my walk back, but I doubt it... It was nice, copper, with some sort of inner lining of something, but the bottom was broken (not really broken, the little metal band around the bottom had come off partially, but not integral to the structure of the pot). Ah well. I'll find other things. I need to start expanding my indoor jungle!

ATW said...

sue- thanks, I think I scratched all of my hair out worrying about all the stuff going on around here.

melissa- im with you, I have no interest in seeing a tornado. Twister was enough for me. if I see one in real life that means Im to close and too stupid.

christy- its amazing how tough plants are. That hail is so brutal on plants. But im learning that as long as the stem has not been put in jeapordy, it can recover. However, my leafy veggies are so fragile they suffered so much more. And honestly I have to admit its a bit embarrassing running up to someones thrown out garbage and using there thrown out treasures. i have to be really discreet when I do this. But I can't help to think about the savings and the benefits of recycling:)

kenneth- thanks man, and I know the feeling about letting something go. my problem is my wife doesnt want me being a pack rat. But im not I think I have pretty good taste and an eye for materials. But If I see something that I want I have to figure out how im secretly going to get it.