And there was what we've just witnessed all afternoon - a rare, dangerous tornado outbreak. We packed up our plants and left the Farmers Market at around 1, since the radar was starting to look nasty. We've been watching the coverage on TV since the formation of the first significant tornado west of Holly Springs. We know it hit downtown Raleigh, and just hope and pray that everyone in NC is OK. We wonder how things are at the market, knowing how it is like a wind tunnel even on a fair summer day.
Thankfully, all we got in our neighborhood was extremely heavy rains and wind - no hail. We got the calls from Greg Fishel (which we signed up for last year - now we know that is a very effective service!) when the tornado warning activated for Wake County. I have to say, watching the radar, watching the storms form and the direction of travel was very unnerving. We actually spent a bit of time in our tiny, safe downstairs powder room!
So....anyway, we had a lovely morning at the market and thoroughly enjoyed our discussions with our annual tomato friends! Hopefully this was our last weekend with very small plants - next week should be amazing in terms of plant health, size and selection. I actually went out prior to the storm and brought many flats of plants into the garage - everything that has yet to be transplanted, and all of my dwarf project tomatoes and experimental hot and sweet peppers and eggplant.
So Sue and I are exhausted (as always after a seedling sales weekend!), relieved....and about to eat a nice dinner cooked by our daughter!