We're currently in the middle of a windstorm with sustained winds of 30-40 miles an hour and gusts of 50-65 miles an hour. This is the second wind storm in exactly 3 weeks. Weren't people predicting that there'd be a lot of snow this winter? December was mostly normal. We almost broke the snowfall record. This month we've only had one snowfall and it wasn't very much. Maybe February will be better.
When I peeked out the window this morning the clothespins holding the plastic on my cold frame were gone the plastic was billowing in the wind. So I braved the 35 mph winds and stapled one end of the plastic to the cold frame, and weighted the other with rocks. I also took an old window that doesn't quite fit on the frame and put it over the plastic. At least it will be a little more protection. I also discovered that in the spaces between the houses a vacuum is created and the wind is about 10 mph stronger.
It started snowing late this afternoon. I hope it accumulates to something. I think I'd rather have cold weather with snow than cold weather with wind. If I ever complain about snow, remind me of this post, ok?
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