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May 1, 2014 9:35 PM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
Wow, Ella, I can't even imagine. I've lived through 1 tornado in my life and it was here in Toronto a few years ago. It was so freaky how loud it was and how green the sky was afterwards. I can't remember if it was F1 or F2, but all it did here was kill a couple sunflowers. The cats were little and we just hunkered down in the basement in a sleeping bag that was still down there airing out from a recent camping trip. We lost electricity for a while, but when it came back on, the radio was already on so we listened for the all-clear.

I grew up in California, so earthquakes below 6.0 don't bother me at all and more often than not, if they happen at night, I sleep through them. Tornados, hurricanes, and ice storms are weird events for me and I will probably never get used to them.

No snow here now, thankfully. We're still having occasional low single digits overnight, but the cold-protection plastic covers that Duane made for me are unrolled next to the beds that need them and ready at a moment's notice. He's got a new frame design that he's working on using PVC. I'll post photos when he's finished.

I got all of the herbs and flowers potted up today. Some things are a bit crispy because they were rootbound or a little dried out, but it's a 72-cell flat with huge variation in needs. I'll feed them tomorrow and they should perk up.

This weekend, we're finally switching away from the garden here at home and doing preliminary work at the church rectory and also at the community garden. Duane's got full weekends off hopefully for the duration of the gardening season.
Grazie a tutti,

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