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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.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


When I came in  from my yard and garden work this evening it was already dark at 9:00PM. My fingers were all black from harvesting my sweet basil. I harvested a huge  garbage bag of basil  by the light of the street light and this is my second significant harvest this summer. I can't show you a picture because my camera's batteries are dead and need recharging. I used some lemon juice to remove some of the black off my fingers and by tomorrow it will all be worn off anyway. I finished cutting my lawn after the sun hid behind the clouds but it still was very muggy. I pulled my pea fence out of the garden and weeded some purslane that grew overnight... just kidding, I just can't do yard work in the heat anymore and morning and late afternoon are spent at the farm so my gardens suffer a bit of neglect.

My sick calf is doing better today. He drank half a bottle this morning and almost a full bottle this afternoon. The other two are drinking from the pail now but one sucks on my fingers in the pail and gets upset if I pull my fingers away. He'll get over it in a day or so.

Tomorrow I have a dentist appointment for a partial fitting with two teeth. This is my second one as the staff at the hospital hostel  threw my first one in the garbage by accident when I was called an hour earlier than my appointment for radiation as they wanted to send patients  and staff home for the long weekend.  This hospital was in another city and I had a ride home to catch and never notice them missing until half way home. $525.00 in the garbage. I'm sure that the price has gone up quite a bit since then. We'll see.

No time to work on my rug binding tonight. I would have to sacrifice blog time for whipping time. Sounds sadistic to those who don't hook rugs....   JB