thanks for the link. we caught the tail end of Catrina and it totally destroyed our yard and everything i was working on.....sigh. took off half our roof too so i can only imagine what it was like for the people who lived near the impact zone. on the bright side, it cleared out everything i was thinking of getting rid of and made space for me to set up things the way i actually wanted them. this week i built some teepees with fallen trees and i am going to grow as many beans/peas as i can on them to store overwinter. i reassembled my pagoda into a trellis area where i am going to grow climbing squash of different sorts, and i have put in two raised beds. one is fairly small and the other one is descent sized. i have found material to build trellis for that as well. i am planning on going with blueberries/cranberries in my front yard and assorted edible flower like nustertiums. my shed ended up upside down and roofless so it is now being reassembled into two good sized compost areas. i found four nice raspberry bushes along my fence while i was pulling vines and trimming trees, i will be adding blackberries with them. it's pretty cold out right now and everything has a nice layer of the white stuff on it so i am staying indoors from now until spring. i started an aquaculture system in my southern windows to get my gardening fix over the winter. i have organic lettuce and nusturtiums growing, and some tomato and hot pepper plants which i'm not expecting to be productive. i can't wait for spring so i can get going on this!