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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

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