Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Last of the Cloud Booties.

Sometimes life just gives you cute pictures to make you laugh, like my darling daughter in the process of putting colors into her hair.  ~smile~ I just could not resist. Her wound is healing slowing and she believes that is due to the quick action of good doctors as a brown recluse spider bite can be even worse, even life threatening if allergic. I am still changing the packing each day and it is still soupy when pulled out but the black deep down under next to her ribs is gone -thanks to Dr. Reggie Thompson the surgeon who did all the work inside of her. That was another experience that I will definitely never forget. She still feels weak and not much energy and sick at her stomach and a headache at times but it is getting better slowly. I took it as a good sign that she wanted to color her hair to cover some of the grays.She complains about them but I remind her that her paternal grandmother was gray at 20.

This is her little terrace garden that brought on the bite we believe . She had almost worked herself into a heat exhaustion that day as she hand dug into this steep hillside. I know it does not look steep but I have trouble standing up on it. I always have had trouble with this hill. She even laid those 4 concrete pavers to start with for me.

While she was digging hers I was digging just around the curve of the hill . I  hang dug mine too as the ground was so darn hard I could not get the tiller to stick on the hill , it just bounced off of the hill. But after I dug each row with a madic then the tiller could dig in and get a bite. Then I ordered this electrified netting and was installing it to try to defeat these naughty deer that like to eat everything we plant.  They even came all the way up to the steps of the front porch and ate most of my flowers , including some of the house flowers I have vacating outdoors! I was really MIFFED at them for that.

Now in the process of working on the last of my Cloud booties I had a rooster attack me and manage to give me a concussion.  For the last two weeks that has really been a challenge. I guess since I thought a rooster caused it that I did not have to  really rest like they want you to and I have paid for it with terrible headaches , being sick at my stomach , and then Sat. night I spent from 10pm to 4am continually throwing up. It was horrible and it wanted to do that the next 3 days but I did have a little pill to help a little. I was a little dizzy , unsteady on my feet and my eyes blurred at times . I finally gave up and looked it up online and read that when they wanted you to rest they meant no reading, watching tv, emails???? and I thought that was resting?????

But I was very pleased to complete these booties that go in my Christmas collection so far.  I did go down to the garden this morning and mow a path in my walking area and go get the tiller and till that up as I had run out of room in my main little garden , but had ordered these beans called Dragon's Teeth! I just did not want to risk losing them to the deer and so far I have them stumped in there. While I was there I cleaned out two of my chicken runs and carried the mulch down to mulch a row of  my Tenderette beans. If I did not mulch I would never make it through the garden because weeds are one thing I can really GROW and Grow Tall!  The Tenderettes are blooming so in a couple of weeks I should be able to have a fresh mess of green beans. That will be a treat. 

While I was there I discovered I had my very first zucchini of the year! They are called courgettes in other countries  and I was really thrilled. I just did the "Happy Dance" and brought it up to the house. I am planning on making zoodles with it.

It is really hot out there but I am working in the house and it is shaded by some trees . I know it is hard for the people who are forced to work out in the sun like that but I am so very grateful that is is my Summer-Time as I love it so very much. I despise the Winter and cold because it makes me so very sick and it is so very hard to cut your own firewood and haul it up. If only I could live where it was warm all year long and have a garden and my pups and chickens-that would be paradise to me. ~smile~  

Monday, July 3, 2017

July Already???????????

How does time just fly by so quickly? The last two weeks have just literally flown by.  But when you stay busy I guess that is the way it goes? No wonder I am just getting Older Every Day??? ~smile~

I have dressed Crystal's wound every day-pulling out the salt strips that I have to insert deep inside of the wound and putting new ones in. She has been a real Trooper. I mean how would you like to pour salt in a wound?? The hospital decided it must have been a brown recluse bite and the infection is still pouring out .

I Finally got some warm weather - here it is the 3rd of July and the last 3 days have been warm enough for me to leave the window open at night. It has been so pleasant. Three nights ago it was a perfect temperature with a slight breeze blowing and a full moon. I took the pups out at almost midnight and we sat in the swing and just enjoyed the most perfect night I have enjoyed in a long time.

I am still fighting with ticks galore -every time I go out in the pasture to do anything.  Then a week ago I got attacked by a rooster. Now normally I would not think much of it but he was on a shelf high above me when I went in to feed and water and he weighs right at 7 pounds so he is no light-weight. He came down on me full force and caught me on the head and temple and almost took me to the ground. I was stunned and stumbled out of the little hen house . I do believe he gave me a slight concussion because since  I have had 3 before I know the symptoms - this blinding headache has been my main complaint the entire week but the  "Rooster-Egg" he left on my head and the bruise on my temple have been reminders. I still have a terrible sore head and am careful combing my hair or washing my face. I did rig up a single dwelling cage for him outdoors beside the henhouse since he wants to bully me and I do not want to get hurt any more than I have too.

 Me and the pups are enjoying ourselves tremendously . By the time I get up and do all the outside chores and then the inside chores and then work on the garden and mow and change the chicken runs and mulch on the garden -the day just is gone?

My doctor sent me to a physical therapist to help teach me exercises to help with the arthritis in my neck and back.  He taught me two last week and then I had a fibro flare that has made me miserable all week long. So, up and on we go.

Maybe Crystal will continue to improve. I sure do hope so!