Over winter there were a number of challenges I had to respond to.
A wet, heavy snow accumulation broke the string and the 2nd Cedar cloth fell down.
The lace insert in the top of the Maple cloth was decaying and tore on a snag.
During a wind storm my husband and I watched the Douglas-fir cloth flapping wildly. My husband is a sailor and said, ‘Now there’s a sail maker’s friend.’ During a lull in the wind I raced out and cut the cloth off the tree.
Now 3 cloths were inside for their own survival.
During another wind storm a tree was blown down. One of its roots flew up in the air and pinned the Arbutus cloth against the tree.
Luckily, my sailor is also a lumberjack and he was able to rescue the cloth once the storm had passed.