Yesterday morning was very chilly.
Not planning on outside work
but the phone was ringing and it was my helper.
He needed a few hours work and did not mind the cold.
So always a to do list and told him to come to the woods.
My raspberry, blueberry and thorn less blackberry bushes were planted.
Moved a lilac bush, small evergreen and cleaned on my small garden plot and it was enlarged a little.
Remaining turnip green plants were taken up and have about a 15 turnips.
This small space which supplies all I need is now ready for planting.
Lettuce, peas, radishes, collards, turnip greens, onions and any early plants I decide on will soon be planted.
Looks like in the 50's all next week and will see what is predicted the following week.
When weather warms more will add a couple of plants of tomato, squash, cucumber, peppers and a few other things.
I have been adding to a compost pile for 2 years and the new clippings on top
were set aside to see if there was any compost to put on my garden.
There were 8 full wheel barrow full scattered on some of the flower garden
and vegetable plot. How rich it looked. Wonder who else is this pleased
over their compost pile :)
Two large planters were moved and a dozen stepping stones were removed by my drive.
A lot done in 3 hours and a plus is this young man always takes off my bagged trash and filled
the bird feeders for me.
Returning in another week to bring mulch, gravel and will spread.
Everything he helps me was done by me in the past and I always washed my car and truck
but it is almost too much for me at this time.
Today, my youngest daughter made a visit. Was so good to see her and we drove to the local
town for lunch. I usually do not go to town on Saturday and the traffic was terrible. Also
had to carry my cane as medication may be making me a little dizzy. Carrying it does not bother me
and find it comforting. Also remember a comment made to me not long ago about an
attractive lady with a cane that made me smile.
So good to be home, my left overs in fridge for evening meal and I am not leaving. The sun is shining, Miss Callie on the deck sleeping, picked up New York Times in drive left by neighbor and just received an email
that my granddaughter will be able to make it back to New York this afternoon. From the little news I watch I was sure that her flight had been cancelled. Now will have her and my other granddaughter
on my mind continually with this storm in N.Y.
Also ever on my mind is my youngest daughter's trip to Africa and my son's soon trip to the woods from Thailand.
I have said many times that one of the best things we can give our children is roots and wings. They do return (wish it was more often)
and then fly on to their lives....