It’s been a long couple of weeks with our oldest graduating from High School. We’ve had yard work, basement organizing, garage cleaning, food prep, High School Road Rally organizing, etc. Yes there has been more, however, this is the A list. All that being said, my health has been up and down. My latest blood draw came out a complete mess and shows I’m still very sick with many co-infections, yet the Lyme results are actually getting better. I am praising God for this news! I was surprised to find that last week when my doctor gave me a B12 shot due to my B12 being so low, I felt like the energizer bunny the following day. My aching body felt better and I had the energy to finish out the week without debilitating exhaustion (at least 4 days). Note to self: schedule the monthly B12 shot around events!!
So, we made it through last weekend with no obvious issues. Now, I am enjoying a clean house, lots of left overs and the quiet that follows the commotion of such an event. Today my mom and I took my daughter to a movie and out to dinner. Two of her favorite things, and two of my favorite things to do with her.
I thought about my blog and how behind I am, realizing that there is much to report on. The hydroponic system was completed yesterday and I put in the tomatoes this morning. Thought I’d show you how everything is looking thus far. The hydroponics, the Garden Tower, the bean pots and the herbs.
The bees died this spring but a hive was discovered in the neighboring farmers woods so we took two of the boxes with empty frames and placed them on top of an old hive. This is a complete experiment to see if we will harvest any honey in the fall.
The trip out to the old hives had me in a panic, so I prepared by suiting up and brought one of my dearest friends with me to help me with the lifting as my strength still has not returned. The highlight was riding on the farmers tractor as I had never done this before. Before Lyme, I prayed for a farm, now I’ll take an Urban Farm. Although the tractor ride was GREAT! Can you say oompa loompa? ha ha
Who doesn’t love a farm cat! (I looked for ticks before I petted her… Isn’t that sad?
I did also look at the white suit when we returned out of the woods and was shocked to not find any ticks. Another blessing!