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Kansas City MO 64131






Cindy Maddera


Our landlord called us Sunday morning to warn us that we'd be coming home to no power and part of a tree laying across our backyard. Apparently there was a pretty big storm that hit here on Saturday morning and as we've been told by neighbors, sometime around 8:30 AM part of our neighbor's tree cracked off and landed in our garden damaging the fence and taking out the power. You're probably thinking "This isn't a garden entry!". Oh, but it is. That tree fell across the very edge of my garden, missing the majority, but taking out the one tomato plant that had four tomatoes on it and the dill. It is like somewhere in the Universe someone doesn't want me to grow tomatoes. Because seriously. Things the tree missed: kale, lettuce, broccoli, onions, bell peppers, squash, carrots, radishes, two tomatoless tomato plants, basil, cilantro, and parsley.

Smashed tomato

We were really lucky. If we had been home, the dog would have been laying in one of the two areas near the fence where the tree landed. Of course, the one place he hardly ever stays, his dog house was spared. We have enough power in the house to run a couple of fans, but they should be out to fix that today. Internet is down and I don't know when they will be back to fix that. Bonus is we get a brand new power line and upgraded breaker box. Hopefully by the weekend, things will be bit back to normal around here. Until then, I'll probably be taking a short (forced) break.

Spared The Dog house