I shouldn't get so worked up about power outages, but CT got the worst of Hurricane Irene last fall and we had no power for eight days. There's a lot of outrage in this state over how our electric company operates when we pay some of the highest rates in the country. After Irene, we had a freak early snowstorm in October and again most of the state lost power for over a week. We were lucky here to avoid that, but we get pretty testy lately. A good part of the problem is that we are a heavily wooded state and it's the downed trees and branches that cause the outages. Years ago the electric company was diligent to trim branches and take down trees that were close to the wires, but in today's cut the expenses at any cost to maximize the profits world, this is seen more and more rarely. And we are paying the price.
|Flattended onion plants struggling to stand up again|
|Unhappy little eggplant|
|Yeah, there's that useless stake alright!|
|Another sad little pepper|
And please disregard all those weeds you see in the walking paths! I just can't seem to keep up with them this year!