Ugh I tried to load the weather radar in weather.com and it took my whole computer down and I lost the post I’d been picking at for a long time.
I woke at 4:30 because the wind was picking up and battering the canvas of the roof corners, and so I hauled myself out of bed and tidied everything I’d left outside so it wouldn’t get drenched. My weather app showed a line of storms heading straight for us to hit around 6am, so I gave up on sleep, got dressed, battened down all the yurt hatches, and came inside. I waited for it to be light enough to see colors, and went out and harvested one particular important filler we rely on that can’t be harvested wet– if there are water droplets on the leaves and you put it into the cooler, it gets black dots where the water was. (Basil. Yes, lemon basil is a perfect bouquet filler and smells wonderful. But it’s delicate and will wilt if not put into the cooler after harvest! Ugh.)
It started raining as I finished harvesting just now, but not enough to damage the leaves. Still, I left them in a cool spot near the cooler, not in it; we’ll put it in later. I hope the leaves are dry enough.
New looks at the radar indicate that the storm’s mostly going to miss us… but the next one won’t. Womp-womp. Today’s flower harvest is going to be very interesting.