For the first time in about 6 weeks I was able to start the lawn tractor and cut grass
surrounding this cottage.
Past weeks of being too hot, ground too wet, and not feeling my normal energy filled self left the tractor sitting idle.
Also, I found I could not engage the blade, even using both hands. I must share that this
truly upset me with thoughts were my tractor days over.
The tires need air and when monthly help arrives that will be taken care of.
I am trying to do less and my plan is to only cut down the long gravel drive and
on the main road about once a month. If I cut around cottage every two weeks and then
maintenance man does it once a month with the other cutting it is helpful with my budget.
Driving the tractor is a special love and enjoyment. Family and others questioned
this purchase when relocating back to my home place.
But this is something I have done for 50 years,
relaxing, just viewing nature and this time I did not venture into the woods. With
the strong wind in the past weeks there may be limbs on some of the paths that would
stop me from going forward.
Long sleeve shirt and slacks on and still the mosquito's were buzzing around my head.
With ground still damp it was an ideal time to move some plants - which I did.
Through the years there was always the thought that maybe a child or grandchild would love
my lifestyle so much that they could not wait to arrive and help me. It has become very evident
that this is my love and decision for my life. So I try not to think of the future, life is
always changing and my dream probably will not come true for family to continue to
care for all that is continuing to be planted. But then a believer in miracles, so will see
how this One Woman's life plays out.
The visits and gardening with my grandmother was for one little girl a joy since she
lived in the big city with not a blade of grass in sight. She would run and hide and never
wanted to leave when her parents came for her. That was another time and place and that
scene is not being replayed. For my grandchildren it is a time of go, go, go, busyness is continual, sports, travel
and all the new inventions that I know nothing about.
Inside and putting a beautiful head of cauliflower on to simmer. Adding some carrots, garlic and basil from my herb pots.
When it is almost done, cheese will be sprinkled on top along with chopped crisp bacon. Not a usual dinner but plenty for one and the scent of garlic and basil is filling this room as I type
and for some reason it sounds tasty.
I do miss good rolls and cheese. There are none at the local markets along with other special items I enjoy and when I go to the big city
soon a visit to my favorite bakery, Farmers Market, specialty stores that have items
I find enjoyable they will be purchased and brought back to the country.
There was a time in the past that sour dough bread was made and shared some as
the recipe made 3 loaves. At this time of life I find I eat very little bread but do enjoy
making 1/2 recipe of my corn bread. After being outside in the heat do not feel like
turning on the oven or even cooking the silver dollar size in my old iron skillet and
cooking on top of stove.
I have rambled enough this early morning.
have a wonderful day.....