Since I am talking Total Annual Harvest today, I decided to link up to Harvest Monday on Daphne's Dandelions. Even in January, there are those lucky few that are sharing an actual harvest - it's definitely worth heading over to get a little bit of a gardening fix.
This will be my final post about the 2014 gardening season. But before I get to the total annual harvest, I thought it would be a good time to talk about the weather, since it's one of the most important factors when it comes to the garden. There's only one word for the weather this past year. Crazy.
First there was the ice storm that knocked out our power, four days before Christmas 2013. We have a wood burning fireplace, so heat wasn't too much of an issue. The bigger problem for us is always water. We're on well water which is supplied by a pump - no hydro means no water. Thankfully, our power was restored after only 1.5 days, unlike many people, even those in large cities like Toronto, that went without power for a week or longer. And then there was the tree damage. There were downed trees everywhere - roads and sidewalks were often impassible. No matter where you went, this is what you saw:
|A Typical Suburban Neighborhood after the Ice Storm|
Image from Global News