Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Not Your Usual Sunday Afternoon

 It was a lovely day on the prairie
temperatures hovering around 70
But a nice 70
I got things done in the garden
between church and Sunday lunch

And finished my "list" 
after lunch but before nap

When I went in for my Sunday nap,
the garden looked like this

I awoke at 4:30 to find that we were under

 Until 5:30

And it was a heck of a thunderstorm
For it looked like it was night instead of just 5 p.m.
And then it rained
And then it hailed . . .
And hailed . . .
and hailed.

And after the storm had moved east 
the garden looked like this
Not snow-- but hail!

Lots of hail!
The ground was covered in ice!

A lot were "golf ball" size hailstones

They created the most damage

It tore up the lid of our bird feed storage!

And broke out panes in our kitchen windows

Both sets

As well as the upstairs window.

It was scary
sitting in the living room
and hearing the boom of thunder
And the tinkling of glass breaking 
in the kitchen and upstairs
And wondering what was happening behind the closed kitchen doors.

And then the storm had passed and we surveyed the damage

We picked up the big branch that blew out of one of the trees in front
And were grateful that that was the only limb that fell

We did triage to the windows

With trash bags

Which will keep out weather and cooler temperatures
until we can call a window guy tomorrow

As well as someone who can check our roof to make sure
that there is no damage.

Those chores were not on Monday's "to do" list!

But we feel fortunate
For those few panes of broken glass
are an easy fix
We've been reading posts from friends on Facebook
who suffered far more damage than we did.

It is Monday and I'm sharing my Sunday story with Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Met Monday.

It was not my original post for this Monday . . . 


donna baker said...

How horrible. I wonder what the animals do outside in hail like that. Tuesday is calling for storms in Oklahoma. There was an ill wind blowing today.

KathyB. said...

Oh my, I remember many years ago when I was very young, cringing with my sisters in an inner wall of our home as we waited for a hail-storm to subside. The hail stones were the size of baseballs and broke most of the home's windows and caused even more damage to cars. I can imagine the distress as you saw and heard the storm. I am glad the damage is contained and even though you have many windows needing repair / replacement, you are safe.

Weather is such a factor in our lives, isn't it?

Your garden is beautiful, even blanketed with hail.

Shanee said...

Bless your heart! We went through this last March...scary and NOT ON OUR TO DO LIST. Thankfully you are safe and I hope able to get things back in order quickly.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, my word! That had to be scary for sure. Sorry for all the damage.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

We've had hail, but nothing like that. I'm glad only things were damaged, not people...Hope your plants are ok and the windows are fixed soon. That's a bit too much excitement!

Scribbler said...

Wow that is scary1 I once got caught in a hailstorm like that when I lived in Colorado, and many people had so much damage. My car had a few dents, but not like others whose cars looked like orange peel. Glad nobody was hurt (I hope), and hope all your damage was covered by insurance.

Pat said...

Oh my! Golf ball size is enough to damage your roof.I had to get 2 new roofs in 15 years due to golf ball size hail. I live in KC, we had pea sized hail at 2am Monday morning. How did the dogs do? Mine go nuts.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Didn't realize how bad those storms had gotten for you. We were happy with a little rain Sunday. No hail then. Hope the repairs are going well.