I did not finish my last post, I intended to come back and finish it but like most days there were just not enough hours in the day. Any ways there is the story of the tractor. A week or more ago Norman decide the lawn needed mowing so he got the tractor out and started under the fruit trees. He tried to push the over growth back a little and everything went well until he tried going through the pile of leaves. He didn’t remember there was a stump there and he got hung up on the stump. A couple hours later he got off the stump. Then this week he again went to mow the lawn promising not to get near the stump again but as he went down the hill he noticed the cherry tree and it had one – only one red cherry on it. This is the first cherry for us after 7 years so he kept looking at it and ran right up on the self same stump. He worked and worked at getting off and a couple hours later he gave the wheel a hard turn and got off the stump but in so doing he heard a bang. The tractor still ran but when he tried to steer it the left wheel would turn but not the right. He took the thing apart but could not find anything broken. By the end of the day he got the tractor into the cellar to his work shop and the next morning he took it all apart again and worked all morning on it. Finally he found what had broken and he called the company to order the piece. Now we wait for the part to arrive and then he can put it back together and hopefully it will work correctly. Meanwhile on Monday while I was weeding I got a bug bite or at least I thought it was a bug bite cause at the end of the days it itched like mad. I did not scratch it. Tuesday I got a spot on my right arm pit just like the one on my left arm pit. By Wednesday the spots had gotten bigger and itched even more. I thought for a minute it might be poison oak but they were not blisters, just red swollen bumps. By yesterday the patch covered the whole arm pit on both arms and extended out beyond and I said ” That looks like hives!” sure enough that is what it was and that meant that it was something I ate that was different and we both looked at each other and said “PINEAPPLE” We had so much on Monday it made our mouths feel funny and I had given us each one slice each morning for breakfast. When I looked up pineapple in my book on food I found this is common for people who are sensitive to some foods. So that mystery was solve. No pineapple for me today and the hives have stopped growing and I am getting better. I should have known if anyone was bothered by them, I would be too. Once I am over the hives I will be careful not to eat more than one slice a day. I know better than to over due on any food like we did on Monday.
Today I weeded the corn and got three more rows done. Only two more to do and the corn is all hilled and weeded. After breakfast Norman weeded the butternut squash garden and I picked the spinach for dinner. I got a pound of nice green leaves and noticed the cabbage worms were in the cauliflower and brussel sprouts. They always find their way to those but if I catch them early one dusting usually takes care of them so I helped Norman weed the squash bed and he dusted the cabbage family rows. After dinner I went to my studio and did some more sewing. I have so many outfits I want to do but I am trying very hard to do only one at a time.
Last night we got 6/10 of an inch of rain. That makes a little rain every day this week and right now it looks and feels like rain again. The gardens love it, it is just right for them. Tomorrow I will get a meal of snow peas- I guess I will fry stir fry them with spinach. Have a good day.