On Friday, July 19th, a big storm hit Southern Ontario and Honeywood, where Dawn Brook Lavender is located was among the places hit the hardest. Here is a quote from Environment Canada:
Environment Canada storm damage teams have investigated damage in Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst, Hamilton, Petawawa, callander and Dufferin County. The most severe damage was found near Honeywood, in duffern county, where estimated winds of 150 km/hr destroyed a cattle barn and threw the roof 300 metres. This damage rates ef1 on the enhanced Fujita scale. Evidence thus far Indicates that the storm damage in Ontario has been done by straight line downburst winds.
Although everyone at DBL is safe and sound, the power was out for about 48 hours. We also lost a few trees including this large one in front of the house.
Perhaps most sadly, much of the landscape fabric that we painstakingly laid, blew away and left many of the plants exposed. The plants seem to have held their own in the storm though, so we are very thankful for that.
Luckily, we have great family who will be heading there today to try to sort out the tangles of fabric and get things back on track as soon as possible.