It is a hard path to travel. To let things unfold as they are supposed to, without influencing the outcome.
I am a powerful person and I find it hard to not try and fix things. Sorry to be so cryptic...but some things are not about me. They just include me.
Farmer J and I are making plans for a garden this year. Well, not just 'a' garden...we will be planting many large gardens. Here at my house, we have close to 2000 sq. ft. of fenced in, and tilled, garden space. We plan on having about that much at Farmer J's place. Maybe even more.
What is really wonderful, is that The Bee Whisperer offered us his garden space to use as we would like, this year. This is the best garden space I know of. The dirt is perfect.
I also have a friend who owns a house in town here, that has offered her yard up for garden space. So...if we can get the ground prepared and planted, we could have bunches of gardens all over town!
Another thing...I have been sick for the last five days or so. Did you ever cough so hard, for so long, that your stomach muscles hurt from top to bottom? And your tongue hurts on the under-side from dragging across your teeth from coughing?
I forgot yesterday, that it helps a throat full of mucus to gargle with salt water. The Lad has been tending me since I got sick. He has learned a lot from me about how to do that. I couldn't ask for a better nurse.
I had a coughing fit last night and the Lad reminded me to gargle by handing me a glass with warm salt water in it. The abrasives in the water cut right through the phlegm. Then I ate a big spoonful of honey.
Honey is a natural antibiotic. In a mater of seconds, I felt so much better. I could talk and not cough. It is amazing what a few minerals and honey can do.
A lot of times I use honey and lemon to make a cough syrup. It is also nice to make a hot-tottie. Add a little whiskey or brandy. It relaxes you and may get you to sleep. Because we all know you need your rest when you are sick if you expect to get better.
I also was having trouble with my computer/camera interaction. Those problems have now been resolved. I am looking forward to taking pictures and reporting my findings, again. Real soon, and regularly! Farmer J is getting the internet!
One of the things I want to do this year, is to find a place to give canning lessons. Maybe make a few videos to put on You-tube. These are my new years resolutions. At least, just a few of them.
Hope to 'see' you all there. May your new year be starting out well.