Hail Attacks!

Hubby and baby and I came home last night to find our yard decimated by hail.

While we had been in Nebraska enjoying time with family for our niece’s graduation, a hail storm came through at 5 a.m. Saturday and ripped through our garden, siding, window well covers and anything else that got in its way.

If you look closely, you can see the pitted ground where the hail hit so hard it left imprints.

If you look closely, you can see the pitted ground where the hail hit so hard it left imprints.

This was a beautiful tomato plant that began its life in a greenhouse. It was unprepared for Kansas.

This was a beautiful tomato plant that began its life in a greenhouse. It was unprepared for Kansas.

As you can see, our window well cover was shredded, leaving chunks of plastic for yards all around it.

As you can see, our window well cover was shredded, leaving chunks of plastic for yards all around it.

Not a fun way to come back from a trip, to say the least. And, we don’t look forward to shelling out more of our emergency fund to pay our insurance deductible.

But, as we sat down to eat dinner last night, we flipped on the TV. It happened to be on the Weather Channel where the newscasters were discussing the recent tornado that hit Oklahoma, killing at least ten people. It’s hard not to be grateful about hail when it could have been a tornado. Though the side of our house resembles Swiss cheese, at least we have a house to come back to.

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  1. Garden Update | My Kansas Life June 20, 2013 at 11:48 am Reply

    […] poor garden has survived hail, crazy high winds, a beetle infestation, incredible heat and my general forgetfulness, but still it […]

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