Hail pelted the Cookie House last week and deposited tiny balls of ice on the roof, porch and lawn. A gust of wind also splintered the top of one of the windbreak trees and crashed it onto the already decrepit shed at the corner of the property. Overall the Cookie House faired well through the storm. Neighboring fields weren't so favored.
"What did they plant here?" Betsy asked as we drove past my neighbor's field half a mile from my house.
It was field corn. The hail had stripped the leaves from the plants.