After all that has gone on over the past few weeks I have been on an emotional roller coaster. I could not have asked for better support from my family. They have tried to include me in everything. My husband even went and bought a chair for me that we can throw into the back of the vehicles if I want to go somewhere that I may be subjected to standing for too long. I am trying to do more, but my balance is CRAZY! I still feel a bit dizzy, and my legs feel like they are not mine, so sometimes I have to concentrate on walking. Everyday my husband walks out to check on the garden. It isn't as if it is out in the back forty or anything. We live on 1.2 acres, so it is basically in our backyard, but it is a little ways from the house. Anyway, last night, he asked if I wanted to go look at the garden, and of course I did. I love the fact that we are growing food to feed our family. If it was up to me we would have a farm with cows, chickens, etc... and be totally self sufficient.
So, my sweet husband makes sure I have on the proper shoes, LOL, meaning NO FLIP-FLOPS. These days that particular style of footwear on uneven ground seams to be a "hey she has on flip-flops lets make her fall" card. It never fails me + flip-flops + uneven ground + gravity = Geri's ass on the ground. One time I ended up IN the fish pond. Anyhoo, with my little sneakers on, and hand and hand with my hubby for extra stability we walk out to the garden.
My tomato plants are growing like nobody's business! I was looking at them closely and low and behold I have little tomatoes on all of the plants! Looking at the squash I have tiny little squash. The same with the peppers. Our collard greens are beautiful. Watermelons and Cantaloupes are thriving, and I am so excited!! Even our cucumbers that were looking a little rough, and we thought they were not going to survive have blooms on them. We still want to get some more cucumbers in the ground, and I want some sweet banana peppers too. I know we have to hurry though. I want to make sweet pickles like my granny used to make, and I want to make pickled peppers. I love them on sandwiches and salads.
It is amazing to me what mother earth brings forth, and you don't have to have a lot of space to grow your own fresh veggies and fruits. (I forgot to mention the strawberries and fig trees that are thriving like crazy) When you grow your own YOU control what you put on them, not some super farm that puts genetically altered fertilizer and pesticides that can be harmful. The birds take care of our pests. I see them out there everyday eating the bugs, and they are getting fat from them. It is the cycle of life. Of course, the birds will take an occasional minnow from my fish pond as well, but I don't begrudge them that at all. Quid Pro Quo so to speak.
When I get better, I want to get a couple of hens to provide us with eggs. No, you don't need a rooster to have eggs, you just have to have a rooster to provide you with fertile eggs. I'm ready to get better, because I want my hens, so I can be a chicken momma!
Go Fresh or Go Home! LOL