Hail stones the size of golf balls powered by high winds are extremely dangerous in Iowa in the middle of the growing season. Power poles snapped off, corn stripped and gone! This is what North Iowa farmers are dealing with this morning. Broken windows, siding and dented cars as well as dead animals in the fields! So sad for my friends and neighbors. We, on the other hand, have tree and plant damage that won’t affect our livelihood but it makes me sad to see my beloved houseplants, who are living outdoors, stripped and broken.