Today we endured the most insane, cyclonic wind I have ever seen. After a sleepless night listening to snapping trees and not-bolted-down stuff dramatically relocating itself, I woke up to find one of our poly tunnels flapping wildly. It is a big, heavy structure but not particularly well anchored to the ground (so that it can be moved each season).
Like a box kite or a big sail, very strong winds definitely give it a run for its money. After battening down the hatches as much as possible, all we could do was watch as each hammering gust shook the frame violently and yanked the posts anchoring it to the ground.
As a side note, it’s very hard to take photos of wind, but here’s a tree that was rattling so hard it sounded like we were in the middle of storm on the high seas. #windsucks #apocalypse #battendownthehatches #polarvortex