Today I went outside and worked in the garden for the first time in a month. It felt so good to be out and working. I slept all night last night, no coughing and very little itching or sore arms and legs to bother my sleep. It has been more than a month since the poison oak first started on my face. It went from there to my arms and then my right leg. Now it is only on my leg that there are still some sores but the arms are still healing and covered with scar tissue that I have to keep putting cream on to moisturize to keep it from itching and is still pretty sore if I try to put on a sweater or anything touches them, but at least I can see the end in sight now and know this too will pass soon.
Today, after breakfast we went down to the garden and enlarged the lily bed. I have four different kinds of lilies in there now with one hosta so we added another foot the full length of the bed and I planted the iris that I had dug up earlier. Holly, we picked up the box of iris that were out back and those are the ones I planted as they needed to get into the ground before winter. They will be happy there as they will get a lot of sun there. I left the sedum that was in the pot as they have enough dirt to live and they are already growing out and reaching the ground so they will spread without any help from me.
Yesterday we went down to Whitwell and checked on the house there and everything looked good. As soon as that house sells we will put this farm up for sale also. I do love the farm but as we get into our late 80’s we will not be able to keep up with the work of a farm and if we wait too long to move to a new adventure we will be too old to start again with something new. So we start thinking about what we want to do next and start planning for it Life is so much fun and never loses its interest.
Time now to check on my baked beans and my dinner that is in the oven. Have a great day.