Hurricane Nate

The Little Free Library at Heritage Cottage all battened down for Hurricane Nate.

Hurricane Nate is currently an hour or two away from making landfall on the Mississippi Gulf coast. The rain is really picking up and the Urban Nano Farm is in the cross hairs of this fast moving hurricane.

We spent the morning putting up the storm panels. We have panels constructed out of polycarbonate that meet the Dade County storm specs. These are great because they let light in. Using plywood for panels creates the feeling of being in a dark cave and unable to see out and observe what’s going on.

Polycarbonate storm panels are light weight and allow light through

The books were removed from the Little Free Library and the door secured. Everything this morning was about getting things put away and reduce the number of potential wind driven projectiles.

EarthBox grown roma tomatoes destined for sauce, if they get through Hurricane Nate with minor damage.

Some plants have been brought in for protection. My dragon fruit, recently purchased pansies and violas, and my rooted cuttings of the yellow-berried yaupon holly I found growing wild in Stone County last fall. Hopefully my heirlooms tomatoes will be mostly spared.

The rain from Hurricane Nate just starting

The good news is the hurricane will be passed us and moving up into the mid Atlantic states, then we’ll get out and see what needs attention.

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