Damage from the TX freeze.
Friday, February 26, 2021
I have waited a week to see what really is going to be seen here after a hard freeze in the very tip of Texas.
We winter right on the border next to McAllen, TX . I am sure most have heard a lot on the hardships of a rare hard week of winter. From Dallas snows and Fort Worth massive accident to the freeze up north that broke water pipes and did horrendous damage.
We weren't alone in the mess. Here is where much of your fruits and vegetables grow and are sent to grocers when ripe. I have a couple of pictures that can show the story of how destitute the farmers are after the fact. I don't have pictures of the fields of cabbage, lettuce, kale etc. are being plowed under. A total loss. And it's too late in the growing season to replant as the crops don't grow well in the summer heat.
This is the orange grove just a couple blocks south of us. The fruit on the ground was ready to clear from the trees as the new growth of fruit had begun. It's not known at this time if the trees are dead or dormant. But no citrus this upcoming season.
This is the day after the last freeze of 3 nights at 21,21, and 24 degrees.
And this is the plant in front of our house that was a beautiful green with little white flowers on it. It's totally gone.
This is just a little insight at how a hard freeze looks in our area.
The power being off for so long was devastating. We got lucky with only 17 hrs. but mom's was off for 52 hrs. And then there were others with 4-5 days without. No heat, no food, no water etc.
Stressful days but we all made it through in one piece. We pray that the loss for farmers is less than what it looks like.