Celebrate the culture of agriculture & share skills (Growing! Cooking! Eating!)

Okay, when did decrepit kick in? Ow. I managed to till 1.5 of the borders, and had to stop, and just now managed 2.5 rows with the tiller before I couldn't feel my hands or feet, but could DEFINITELY feel my back having kittens. And cows. And possibly a couple of blue whales.

I am trying to get the corn/squash/pumpkin area tilled up before the thunderstorms start Saturday. Whether or not I will go ahead and plant is debatable, because now the weather man tells me it's going to SNOW again on Monday after all the thunderstorming. All my happy little green things are gonna be cranky and cold! Won't plant until after it rains though. Have had my seeds washed away before.

Okay, granted, I have recognized that it has been harder getting up and down, that my hip is being a lot more annoying, that my knee gives out more, and that breathing is definitely becoming an issue, but still! Less than three rows before I have to stop??? Okay, right. Look on the bright side. I'm less likely to blister since I can't run the bloody thing for more than ten minutes or so.

Somehow, that is not very bright.

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Comment by Jennifer on April 14, 2014 at 9:10am

Jana: I *love* your bright side. Fewer blisters is nothing to sneeze at! Did you end up getting snow?

Comment by Jana Franzen on April 15, 2014 at 2:20pm

Yes, we did, but not nearly as much as the forecast said, and it was mostly gone by noon. My little green things apparently decided it was a school snow day, and enjoyed themselves in it instead of crapping out on me.

Comment by Jennifer on April 16, 2014 at 10:29am

Woke up to about an inch of snow this morning here. I'm going to take a page from your garden and revel in it! (Although I might have shaken my fist at it first. Mostly while scraping the ice off the windshield.)

Comment by Jana Franzen on April 16, 2014 at 1:01pm

Lol, yeah! Today is very breezy of the cold variety. I'm kinda thinking there are gonna be limbs and sticks to pick up by the time it's done. Possibly some minor repairs as well.


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