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Sunday, August 09, 2020 big moon Bethlehem CT

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The Tropical storm Isaias came through Tuesday. Just got internet and phone back. Many people wil stilll be with out power for quite some time. Clean up has been very, very slow. As many people are trapped and can't even get out because trees are on the road. THings just started getting removed Friday night. The storm was on Tuesday! The power company has not done it's job. In order for clean up to begin they have to come out and say that it is OK for tree crews to come and remove the downed trees. This even includes the "main" state roads that were shut down for most of the week. Our company is eversource and they are nowhere to be fouhnd. The people in the state are mad, to say the least. And rightly so. It is very, very strange what is going on, as I have never seen anything like it before.
Now an update with the gardens, My two AG's got flattened and most of the leaf stalks have cracked in half. We will see what happens, I have seen worse before. The melons faired much better, but I am down to one healthy plant now, 3 of my four plants have failing stumps and vines are collapsing . I thought I had the problems with the squash rootstock worked out. But I guess I was wrong. Too bad, my big lumpy melon was special and I was hoping to do 250 Plus with it. It was already taping 180 inches in early August. I will get pictures up when I can, right now I don't really want much to do with the garden for a bit. Farmers are resilient and we always are able to look forward to next year.

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