This week was great, the weekend was better and the weather was absolutely beautiful. We ate good as well.
My husband was well behaved and there were no trips to the ER. His pain level never passed 7, he ate well and rested even better. I for one was pleased.
There was supposed to be lots of rain in the forecast but I only felt a few sprinkles as I worked in the garden…I accomplished a lot but there is much more to do.
I weeded the collard greens patch and planted 6 okra plants. Dug up some peppermint, sweet mint, spearmint and of course some of my gingermint and put them in planters for easy access. I planted more chamomile because I’ve been making so much tea lately that last year’s harvest is getting low. I was also able to dig up the basil, rosemary, lemon and german thyme and put in planters…Greek and Italian oregano are as hardy as ever and remained in the ground although I will need to do some harvesting of both soon.
I weeded a area that previously had okra and I think it will be where I start some cucumber and corn this week…I’m so behind schedule. Partly due to 38 degree weather last weekend as well my husband’s illness.
I was pleased to see the foliage of our peanuts…on this week I’ve got to prepare the sweet potato patch again and do some work where I’ll plant potatoes once again. A few pepper, tomato plants and mustard greens and only one eggplant this year. This will be a great start for Vetta’s Garden.
For all of my hard work, I treated myself to a lovely strawberry plant and one of my favorites; purple basil. I have sowed plenty of seeds for flowers because this season is all about the butterflies for me. I want to be overwhelmed by their presence in the garden…somewhat like being overwhelmed by the presence of God in my life.
I even had the opportunity to visit with my Godmother…I caught her up on my husband’s illness and she caught me up on illness with the family. We shared our stories of our garden adventures as well as the disasters and discussed the state of the church; the building that is and both agreed that enough is enough and at some point you just have to walk away from that which no longer serves you…and because God is bigger than any problem we sat in prayer for a few before I headed out. She was cooking her Sunday dinner and it smelled absolutely wonderful.
I then made it over to my dad’s house and got the best hug a daughter could ask for from him and a bonus hug from my step mom. We sat and talked and laughed and let it all hang out as we snacked on some boiled peanuts. He is doing well with his treatment for prostate cancer and I’m super proud of him.
It’s always good to talk and text but there is nothing quite like being in the same room with the ones you love, I so needed those two visits…and because My Father knows me best; He blessed me yet again and while I was simply out taking a ride I ran into a friend and we pulled over to the side of the road and talked and laughed and encouraged each other like we always do.
The Father Knows and because of this, I know that there will be better days.
Blessings Abounding, Vetta