Wind woes, oh my! I spent a day last week cleaning up the pine mess after one of our all too frequent wind storms. I raked out the flower beds and the entire front yard, swept the driveway and front porch, and chopped all of the leaves with the leaf sucker vacuum. Everything looked so nice and tidy. Then yesterday this happened......
Leaves, pine boughs, pine needles and pine cones......
Pine mess and neighbor's leaves everywhere!
The patio is covered with dirt and littered with leaves.
The back yard is quite clean, as the leaves all blew up against the side fence where they will be easily vacuumed up. The plastic covering the spinach bed took a bit of a beating though. I had removed it earlier in the day, during a short rain, then bungeed it down to keep the wind from drying it out. I guess I should have used a few more bungee cords. I need to buy a new sheet of plastic and do a proper one piece cover this week.
The mess I have to clean up today doesn't compare to what happened elsewhere around the Tri-Cities area, where there were downed trees and power lines, and our newest elementary school, under construction since June, collapsed.
We have always suffered from high winds in this area, but I really think they have been more frequent this past year than ever before. I know I've had to do much more cleanup than in the past. I'm surprised our pine trees aren't naked by now, they've lost so many branches!