It’s still too soon to tell whether Isaac is going to be big trouble for us, but regardless I check the National Hurricane Center everyday. Isaac is almost definitely at least going to bring lots of rain and wind to my garden. Luckily I haven’t started any seeds yet! The fields are still mostly planted with Sunn Hemp, which is the best case scenario, although really heavy rain will still wash away some soil nutrients and generally compact the ground. I’m mostly concerned about protecting the barrels of screened compost under the tent and the finished compost piles out in the garden. The chickens sure wont be enjoying themselves… We’ll just have to sit tight, wait it out and make the best of it.
His trajectory has inched a little closet to us and this morning we woke up to the outer bands of the storm. I let the chickens out at 7am, just before the wind and rain really picked up. The scary part is this only the beginning, there are tropical storm warnings for tomorrow and Monday, with a 50% chance of Isaac developing into a hurricane . Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew and I’m listening to a one-hour special produced by WLRN, Remembering Andrew. Whether you experienced Andrew or not I recommend listing to this story; it will give you goose bumps if not inspire tears. Listing to it this morning with Isaac lurking in the Caribbean is intense.