Wednesday, April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

Friends sometimes come in seemingly strange packages.  For example, the black cat we adopted, Merlin, thinks he is a dog, and our dogs are letting him. . .Especially Phoenix, one of our border collies.  Our other border collie, Hercules, takes this too with the same air of complacency that he handles much of everything else, except intruders.

What's left of the leaf pile
Tilled into our potato row
Speaking of friends, it is so nice to have friends that have different equipment than you do.  Thanks so much to our friend Bill with the front end loader who moved a dump truck full of leaves to the garden for our potatoes.  Bill sometimes borrows our tiller, and he loves an occasional taste of my husband's beer.  It is so nice to have such good neighbors.

As far as the garden is concerned, it has rained so much here, we have only managed to find a small window so far to plant the potatoes, beets and corn.  The beets are coming up already.  The potatoes we ordered never arrived, so this year we tried cutting the potatoes from the grocery store.  Wish us luck!  The sweet potatoes are from the grocery store as well.  We are trying to make slips and have them in our usual containers with water.  We have roots that have formed so far, so fingers crossed . .

After buying a new golf cart, we fixed up our old one to get it ready to sell.  We found out one battery was bad and replaced it.  We also reupholstered the seats to make it look nice.  We advertised it on Craigslist, but to be honest, we are not trying all that hard to sell it.  No time to work on that at the moment.

One of the reasons I have less time is I have started working at Edge of the World herb farm.  I have always wanted to learn about the medicinal property of herbs, and now is my chance, thanks to Henrietta and Erin Cummings.  They are great to work for and I am learning alot about plants, some that I used to just think were weeds. . .It is on the account of weeding that I developed my new set of overalls.  They were made out of a pair of scrub pants and coordinating shirt that I bought at the thrift store for $3.50.  I padded the knees with an old towel.  Funnily enough, the first place I wore them was to church to do the Palm Sunday children's moment.  You see, it was all about the donkey.  I gave out cookies that looked like chicks.

Last, but certainly not least, I am so proud of my son-in-law for getting a job recently as a security officer to support his growing family.  Congratulations Leah and Jacob!