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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Monday, June 24, 2024


 One thing I've noticed is that my body has begun to slow down. I have aches and pains in just about  every joints in my body. It takes me longer to get mobile in the morning but if I stop, I get worse.

Old age comes with all those gifts, no kidding. My mind still feels young but my body betrays me. I was late planting this year because I had other important business to take care of.

I've been planting loads of vegetables at the farm and it felt like there was no end in sight, but I'm finally done planting. My son has been doing the tilling with the big tractor. My husband, son, and grandson have been helping me with the watering. The heat was unbearable and the ground was so dry. I still have some planting to do in my own garden behind my house, but it's for later beans and beets, and replacing the odd tomatoes the deers pulled out of the garden.  I didn't have the electric fence working as I needed to clear weeds and cedar branches from the wire, and a little deer jumped over or crawled under the fence and helped itself to some of my beans and tomatoes.

The deers were eating the pepper plants so I tied baler twine so they couldn't stick their heads in the cages but I didn't have time to do them all.

To save time I made holes to plant my potatoes instead of the usual trench. I put the potatoes in the holes and cover them with 4 inches of soil and as the potatoes grow their foliage, I hill the soil around them so the potatoes won't be burned by the sun. 

My potatoes are doing well.  I debug them every other day by hand, no chemical is used. They were planted in the center to allow the big tiller to till on both sides. At the end of the potatoes, I planted some onions and leeks. My husband planted some other vegetables. It's such a long row. The boys put water barrels along the gardens.

In this garden, I have squash, cucumbers, broccoli,  and cabbage. Again the rows are wide to allow the big tiller to go through. My son tilled,  marked the rows and I dug the holes and he put a shovelful of compost in each hole.

In this garden, my husband and grandson planted tomatoes and peppers. Another very long garden.

In this garden, I've planted 6 rows of assorted squash. I made holes to plant the squash and my husband put a shovelful of compost in the hole and I planted the seedlings. I forgot to take a photo of my other vegetable garden behind our house. We had a good rain today and I'm sure the weed will take advantage.

Thanks for stopping by, I love reading your comments. I wish you all good weather. 


Sunday, June 2, 2024


Hello dear blogger friends. Yes, I've been gone a long time, have I?  I had intended to take a short time off from posting but it stretched out for way too long. My life has taken on more responsibilities and there never seems to be enough time and my energy is spent at the end of the day. 

I'll gently get back in, little by little. I'm tired but healthy except for the occasional wear and tear on this old body. 

I'll go back and share some photos of a great surprise in January this year. My husband and I were at our regular pub restaurant, having breakfast on Sunday morning, when all of a sudden, out of the blue, both our daughters arrived unexpectedly at the restaurant and surprised us with hugs. One flew all the way from the Capital to celebrate her dad's birthday,  with a planned birthday party. This was so unexpected but we were so glad to see both of them. The family knew about the surprise except my husband and I.

Me and daughter Jackie

         Me, Christine, and George at the restaurant.

                       Jackie is hugging her husband Bill who was cooking the turkey

                     Bill is a great cook. The family all gathered for a great feast but I didn't take many pictures.

After the tasty meal, the table was cleared and the cakes were brought out along with the birthday hat and the balloons.

                        Here, great grampy is blowing his birthday candles while Miss I.  and her big brother  C. 
                        are looking on with big smiles on their faces.

                     Our new little great granddaughter was peacefully sleeping and I wanted to take her photo 

and the two older sisters wanted to have their picture taken with their little sister and woke her up in the process.  They are so proud of their new baby sister.

  Of course, this one loves to have her photo taken. 

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have more to share and of course, it's all old

Take care everyone and enjoy the summer. Hugs.