So over the weekend we had some wicked winds that came through. Saturday afternoon we heard a "crack" and "thud" as a large limb came down from the trees near the garden. Couldn't have asked for a better "landing zone" for the limb to fall though...right in between new blueberry raised beds and the asparagus beds. Never been so happy to have had Gurneys take so long for raspberry bush delivery as they definitely would have been in the impact zone! Cleaned it up with assistance from my friend Tony and his chainsaw over the weekend. Ended up keeping the the straight main branch intact as a border between the new blueberry area and the weedy hill zone. (secretly I had been hoping that one of the trees would come down in the heavy winter snow as the one problem area that I have in my garden is barely enough sunshine. Well with the branch gone I start getting a bit more sun at least!)
Also need to note it is quite cold (as well as the wind) especially now that the front has pushed through. Last night was cold (mid 30s) but tonight they are predicting a hard freeze (25 degrees). When I get home tonight I will have to do some prep work on protecting what I can for sure. Glad I held off on planting the seedlings as they are easy to bring indoors. My neighbor planted all his garden crops already (including weather tomatoes and cukes) so should be interesting to see how they fair! I guess shows you to pay attention to the long range forecast and your area's last frost date (May 15 around here).
Addendum: Photos of the protective covers for cold