Well you've seen pictures of our well manicured property. Well Mother Nature swept thru tonight with some tornado like winds and hail that played hell with the 60 foot trees we have on the property. I was looking forward to unloading a glaze firing first thing in the morning but it looks like the Stihl is going to be chewing up some firewood. We had some damage to our roof and eaves but other than that it's just labour and firewood. We're OK and that's what matters. I'm going to take down all the big locusts and those damn weeds they call Chinese elms. Tooooooo close to the house and studio.
Two weeks ago we have a big wind here and we looked outside and saw the metal roof of our barn lifting up, we ran out there and put firewood on top of the roof temporarily to hold it down, we just narrowly missed it ripping off. For some reason all our trees were ok. We get heavy winds here quite a bit and perhaps our trees are used to it, but they aren't as tall as yours since I planted them all five years ago. It was 108 F today and going higher tomorrow. Ugh - mother nature needs to take a calming and cooling sleep.
Glad to read no one was hurt there at Sour Cherry. The physical work of cleaning up after the storm, although a pain in the (??) wherever, will probably help you deal with the loss of the trees.