Bit of a Setback at our Pond!
Last night, we came home from visiting my Dad out of town to find that the top part of a massive tree which was struck by lightning years ago, had fallen across our koi pond and broken the fountain urn in the upper circle. I put pictures on our new farm blog, http://hamptonroadfarms.blogspot.com/. I dressed warmly and went down this morning to remove as much debris as I could. It will take a chain saw to cut the largest parts. it fell right beside a baby Redbud tree my Dad gave me last year but appears to have obliterated a Sago Palm and uprooted some bulbs and a few other plants. And, of course, the urn will have to be replaced. Sigh. It was so pretty last year. But we were both down there yesterday all around the pond so it could have fallen then. We are thankful it waited until no one was nearby.