Our spring garden was coming along so nicely.




onions, califlower, and sugar snap peas

purple salvia

I took those photos yesterday afternoon.
And then...

up to 1.25 inch stones of ice

60 mph winds and driving rain came with it.

To say Oklahoma's weather is temper-mental 
would be an understatement.

lettuce after

broccoli after

onions, califlower, and sugar snap peas


same salvia plant
I don't want to show you any more pictures of the flower garden.  It was just starting to bloom and it's down right depressing.

But still we are blessed.
All our animals are fine.
Our house has no marks left on it.
And our kids who were all out at different activities were safe.

Exodus 9:19
Give an order now to bring your livestock and everything you have in the field to a place of shelter, because the hail will fall on every man and animal that has not been brought in and is still out in the field...

Lamentations 3:23
Great is His faithfulness; 
His mercies begin afresh each morning.


  1. Aw, so sorry your garden was damaged! I know what a bummer that can be when you've worked so hard on it. Hopefully, it's early enough your plants will be able to come out of it.

    Good job seeing the good in all of it and giving God the praise.

    P.S. Here in NE Iowa we haven't even planted our garden yet!

  2. What a heartbreak. I hope it will recover. So glad everyone is okay. Hail can be scary!

  3. Glad you and your family are safe and sound. Hopefully the sun comes out today and perks your garden back up ☺

  4. So sad! I've had a hail storm do the same thing! Your garden is beautiful and will return to that state soon, I'm sure! Nature amazes me with its constant replenishment. I'm humbled when my small plants still attempt to thrive and be beautiful after these storms. What amazing world God has given us. Glad you were safe and nothing major was harmed! Those are scary storms.

  5. I was about to be jealous looking at those first pictures because I haven't even gotten the chickweed off of my garden yet but then I felt so sorry for you seeing the after pictures. You picked 2 very appropriate Bible verses. I'm sure it won't be long before everything is springing back. Your farm is so perfect and beautiful.

  6. I know it probably doesn't help, but one year we had a crushing hail. That summer my flower beds were incredible. I guess the hail did all of the pinching off I can never make myself do. I have no encouraging words for the veggies, sorry.

  7. That was our story last spring. I was sick to my stomach as I walked through the yard and surveyed the damage. I feel your pain. However, the good news, for us - and probably for you - is that the storm came so early in the spring that we were able to replant and other plants were able to make a comeback. Everything ended up just as beautiful as always - if not a bit later that usual.
    Good luck!
    Are your cars OK? Were they under shelter? How about your house, outbuildings and roof?

    1. Yes, all the vehicles were parked inside and the house is ok. It's all good.

  8. So sorry for your gardens. What a shock to see those pictures!!! I agree with everyone else. I'm sure they'll bounce back better that before.

  9. I ihave to confess to a bit (ok, a LOT) of envy when I was looking at the first lot of photos... 'Hmm,' I said, 'Why can't we have weather like this? I haven't even put ONE plant into the ground yet'....

    And then .. .the other photos :( . I''m so sorry - there is something so sad about seeing our veggies being damaged like that.

    A couple of years ago, all our brassicas were destroyed - cauli, broccoli, Romanesco... *everything* and I could have cried!, but I did keep reminding myself that my situation was *nothing* like they'd have had a long time back when, if their crops were damaged, they were in danger of REAL hunger. I only have more trips to the grocery store... big difference.

    Still ... I do hope many of them show some signs of recovery - plants are amazingly hardy in some circumstances.

  10. Oh no! I hope they can bounce back!

  11. I have live this, I am so sorry! This year not yet thought! But is so sad! I just plant tomatoes on the ground last sunday, today we are having 50 miles winds and behind that on Thursdy is coming a mild freeze and snow! I think on Friday I will finaly put seeds on the ground for the rest of the garden!


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