Garden Spot

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.

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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

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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!


5 thoughts on “Garden Spot”

    1. Ya know, she gave me the shot in my arm that has really had quite a bit of pain. So bad in fact that it feels like someone ripped my arm off, takes my breath away and it takes a few minutes before I can move. Since the shot the pain has been significantly less and I’ve been able to use it. I knew it would help with fatigue just didn’t know it would help with the pain. I’m so glad to have a break from it. Thinking of you and your move. Hope your having fun considering a less tick populated area and the smell and sound of the ocean.

      1. Oh, my friend! Have the shot in the bum – not the arm! The arm hurts! Hubby did it in the arm the first time, then my Mom (a nurse by trade) showed him how to do it in the thick of the top of the bum and he hardly felt it at all!

        Yes, I am looking forward to not being completely paranoid while outside. Yes, there are ticks there. Yes, there is Lyme there, but 16 cases last year in San Diego county vs. THOUSANDS in NH is a great change in odds. 🙂

      2. Actually, considering the pain I already had going on in that arm, it really didn’t hurt much.
        We went to CA for our honeymoon 20 years ago and our last stop was San Diego. We loved that area. We will be in Northern CA in September, too bad it’s not closer to you.

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