Wind is not a surprising thing on the islands, it comes and it goes. But at least one or more times a year we seem to get a really big wind storm that blows through, but you never really know when it will be.
We went to sleep to the lulling sound of the wind out the windows, but at some point in the night it must have gotten much stronger because this is what we woke to in the morning.
This mess of metal and plastic was our greenhouse that just happened to be on the back side of our garage but now is on the front side of the garage! it flew all the way over the top pulling the garden hose that was in it over the roof of the garage and pulling off the sprayer that was screwed on to it.
one of the posts broke all the way off.
Something, the flying greenhouse or the severed metal post or the garden hose sprayer that was riped off landed on the truck window and did what you might call a smashing job on it! :)
When I called the glass repair place they asked if you could cover the damage with a dollar bill? :) I assured them that no you could not. When she asked what had caused the damage and I told her that our greenhouse had landed on it. She was quite sure that that hat to be one of the best/unique reasons she had ever heard for why someone needed to have their windshield replaced.
And we now have a sky light in our back patio cover as well! I guess it is what you might call all in a night's wind!
We don't like the yellow jackets but the nests are quite neat looking.
Richard thought I might be getting too close, but there wasn't anything buzzing around it!
It may have been an old nest.
Lavender is great in so many ways!
1. It is quite easy to grow.
2. The dear don't eat it!!! (only islanders can know how truly wonderful it is to find a plant the dear do not eat!)
3. It is very pretty.
4. It smells awesome!
5. It is edible! (This is one of my personal favorites about lavender.) It can be used in either sweet or savory dishes. It has a distinct flavor profile that is fun to try in new ways.
6. It's a natural antiseptic.
7. It can be used as a bug repellant!
8. It has a calming effect, as well as helps aide in sleep.
9. It can be used for cleaning.
10. It is often used in soups.
(Something I want to learn how to make.)
And I am sure that there are many more ways that it is used, these are just the ones that I know about and can think of off the top of my head.
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To find out more about Lavender and or the Farm
Check out Pelindaba's webpage below
This is a video of the History behind the Pig War
Pictures of the re-enactors around English Camp.
I think that I should like to do re-enacting just to get to wear all the pretty dresses! :)
A Canning/ Food Display