Erik MH:

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Anoth­er Monday, anoth­er power outage

Last Monday, we woke to find an unex­pec­ted 8″ of wet snow blanket­ing everything. It split one of our apricot trees almost in two (40% loss, assum­ing the oth­er 60% sur­vives), and caused hun­dreds of indi­vidu­al small power out­ages across the state, includ­ing here at Hearts’ Ease. Power came on here 11 hours later — but thou­sands had no power until Tuesday.

One of our two apricot trees. We planted them in 2005, hop­ing that the inev­it­able cli­mate change would at least mean these hardy vari­et­ies would bear fruit. To date: one tiny, deli­cious apricot…

So it shouldn’t’ve been a sur­prise when we woke up this morn­ing to find an unex­pec­ted 10″ of wet snow blanket­ing everything, and hun­dreds of indi­vidu­al small power out­ages across the state, includ­ing here at Hearts’ Ease. Power came on here 8½ hours later — but thou­sands had no power until Tuesday.

We’ll be ready next week, for sure!