We just went out to the field this morning to assess the possible damage from Irene. We both had hopes it wouldn't be too bad because there was no damage to our house or greenhouses. Well we were certainly wrong. The New Haven River tore through our field. The tomatoes, tomatillos, cucumbers, hush cherries, greens, basil, and carrots were all wiped out. The potato hills look unaffected and the melons and winter squash are still there. The peppers are holding on too. The fall broccoli and cauliflower look like they will recover. However, due to food safety concerns we might need to trash everything in the field... more to come as we find out if anything can be salvaged.