As a farmer's daughter I have been here many a time in my short 32 years. It does not get any easier. The mood is quite somber right now, all of our hearts are heavy right now. There is nothing more we can do but pray. It is in God's hands.
The crops were spared last night. Tonight, well, it will take a true miracle (heavenly intervention) tonight. The peaches are in such a vulnerable state right now that they cannot stand hardly anything below freezing. If you have been reading long you know this is what my parents do for a living. They but back enough income from the summer for the winter and the winter is gone. God always provides, I know that.
Our main orchard is in higher elevation than we are here at home. That is a definite plus. My Daddy has been growing peaches since 1954. He has seen it all.
This is just one of the many times we have to depend on the Lord.
Please pray tonight not just for us, but for all of the farmers facing a crop loss tonight. Prayer is all we have and I know I have some awesome friends here. My spirits need a lift, if you would please leave me a comment just to say you are praying I would really appreciate it.
I'll update tomorrow. We will know the low temp and all but it will take a couple of days to access (actually for the signs to show) any damage.
Thank you for your prayers, for all of us farmers. Blessings on you and yours!