Saturday, June 10, 2017

Where Does The Time Go!

I haven't been here since last September. Wow. How did that happen? Life sometimes gets in the way of, well, life. Last fall  an elderly relative of ours fell and got to the point where he could no longer live alone, so he has moved in with us. He's a city boy and we are definitely not in the city. It's been an adjustment for all.

Around the same time that we were getting the place ready for him to move in I was diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome. Something else to research and adjust to. I was actually happy to get the diagnosis because something has been wrong for years....little things here and there. At least now I know why.

So the gardens aren't as big (lots and lots of planters) and I try not to get too stressed out about the little things. We are still thankful everyday to get to live in such a beautiful space. Especially on days like today when the sun is shinning, the chickens are running around the yard, cows are grazing and the cucumbers are growing.

Things are falling into place more and I have missed my blog. I am hoping to get back to regular posts soon.



  1. Glad you are back! Taking care of relatives can be exhausting and rewarding also. I had not heard before about this syndrome but glad there are treatments to make a better quality of life for the patients. Spring is going fine in North Dakota finally! Hugs to you!!

  2. Thank you so much Angela! We also are finally getting beautiful weather here and things are starting to grow. So far the lettuce, zucks and cucumbers look good. And this will be the first time in ages that we will have strawberries. The plants are loaded so we are quite happy about that. Are you growing much this year?
    ~ Nancy

  3. I have a small garden with some tomatoes, Swiss Chard, beets, peppers and a few herbs. We live in a parsonage and the water is extremely expensive here so I believe next year my garden might even be smaller. They have just got a new system "rural water" so everyone will have to pay for the new project for years yet. Hope all is well for you and your family!

    1. A small garden is better than no garden! Hopefully you will get a decent rainfall to help out. Our planters are doing well this year. Actually better than I expected!Nice to hear from you.