Re-do what I can’t Undo

There are all kinds of Permaculture courses, websites, talks, etc… but I have yet to find information which incorporates features for hurricane resistant designs &/or plants. If anyone knows of  links to this aspect, please share.

For now, I guess no matter how “Permanent” one plans to develop one’s garden/farm the ultimate controller is Mother Nature. Hurricane Matthew came and showed his tantrum, left after destroying 60% of my vegetables and seedlings, but showed some mercy to my fruit trees and vines ~ so I shouldn’t complain, I guess.

They survived!

They survived!

It’s been a busy fortnight cutting down branches, fronds, adjusting/leveling small trees, etc. and of course watching the sun’s angle at different times of the day to maximize its spread over the vegetable plots.

Palm fronds drying as my path mulch.

Palm fronds drying as my path mulch.

It’s a little late to sow most of Fall’s crop seeds but “better late than never” has a grain of truth to it. The sight of seedlings happily growing brings joy (to me) and reaffirms that life is but a cycle.

Onion seedlings

Onion seedlings beginning life

The seeds I saved from Spring are now in the soil, continuing their species’ growth and hopefully, part of my supply of fresh greens throughout winter ~ Florida winter, that is.

Seed tray & little "green boxes" (recycled salad packaging)

Seed tray & little “green boxes” (recycled salad packaging) and some cuttings slowly bearing roots.

signs of life ..

From cuttings come signs of life

All is not lost ~ I foresee some harvest, though not as much, this Fall ~ for that, I am thankful. It is a minuscule reason compared to when the early pilgrims and puritans were dependent on, and how they valued their harvests but still, I am grateful simply for having been given Life.
harvest  Happy Thanksgiving!





2 responses to “Re-do what I can’t Undo

  1. That’s a very philosophical and accepting approach to what must feel quite devastating. Interestingly, although I’ve come across permaculture for different climate zones, I’ve not seen anything for hurricane risk areas. Locally, permaculture project make use of Salix Willow as windbreaks and water absorbers (we’re prone to floods and winds). They are pliable, so retain their protection during major storms – but hurricanes??


    • Thank you for your kind comment. Will do some checking on Salix Willow. We planted some bamboo around to act as wind breaks but I guess hurricanes spare no edibles, big or small, tree or tuber. 😦

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