Greetings from the farm. While it looks more like Winter outside, it is Spring. And as we've learned over the last 6 years, such a March day is to be expected, rather than be considered a suprise. We are glad that the 16 deg F overnight temps that some stations were forcasting never happened, as that would have been the real potential for damage.
To get ready for the storm we battened down our hatches, namely putting 3 layers of row cover on the bed of lettuce we have already planted (see photo), as well as 2 layers on a bed of onions. The greenhouse and cold frame were also buttoned up and filled to sit out the storm. Things looked fine this morning, and we await some drying weather so we can start planting.
Here are a few photos of the storm.
A disconcerting view out the window.