The yard has been cleaned up from anything that can blow around. The cars are parked in the middle of the yard away from falling trees and limbs. I have made several treks through the garden harvesting all that I can. I expect high winds to do some damage. Some of the foliage on the trellises is pretty thick and will only act like a sail in the wind.
Other than the damage to the garden, our greatest inconvenience will probably be losing our power for an extended period of time. We can easily get by with candles, oil lamps, and flashlights for lighting and our gas grill can be used for cooking. Since our well pump runs on electricity, we have filled up various containers of water for drinking, bathing, cooking and flushing.
We have plenty to eat:
|Last harvest from the garden before Irene|
Safe wishes to all my garden blogging friends affected by Irene.