Jon, I am so impressed with your progress. Major earthquakes, violent weather, nuclear fall out, lost jobs and young ones to take care of, yet you are still pushing forward to improve your home and make it better and stronger than ever. You are an inspiration to me.
I'm so pleased to see all of you here on my cubit, I'd all but given it up for dead.
Thanks for your support,encouragement and kind comments.
At 67 my mind is still full of enthusiasm and plans for the future, just the ole body's not so keen
I know what you mean about the body. It took me all day today just to measure and trim a pre-made screen door, paint it and hang it. And now my back is aching and I am exhausted. Getting old is, as they say, "Not for sissies"
I totally overdid it in the garden yesterday and paying the price today. I prepared a bed to grow parsnips as they are not available here in Japan, my daughter sent me seed from England along with beetroot and Brussels sprout these are hard to get here and very expensive even if I do manage to track some down. Lookin forward to me Christmas dinner!
I have to admit, I have never eaten a parsnip and I don't care for beets but the Brussels sprouts sound good. It must be hard to get a lot of your English favorites in Japan. I hope that you have a huge crop.
Parsnips, prepared like my dear departed MIL did them, tasted almost like mashed potatoes with something extra that tasted great.
I am only 57 and feeling all of the effects of moving containers of plants around last week. :/
I am thinking that I need to start a weightlifting program if I am ever going to survive the gardening season
Attacking getting old by trying to defeat the worst body aspects might do me good.
Name: Charleen Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
I know about The mind wanting to do things but the body won't let us/ I'm 68 and not getting any younger.
I think I have found Charley a New home with someone who will love him as much as I do and maybe he will even get to go back out on Trailrides. I know Charley will be happy. If he is happy ,then i will be happy. I'm too old to be rolling off equine backs and hurting my old bones.... You all pray for us. I know I will be sad but also happy....It won't be happening for another month or so... This is first time I have let anyone know....
Jon, you just keep on going, your place is looking great...
Brenda, you just got to try parsnip! They are delicious roasted or mashed.
June, I remarried at 57, moved to Japan and we had two babies within 3 years. So don't hang up your garden tools just yet
Charleen, It has brought tears to my eyes to think you have to part with your beloved Charley, I know you are doing the right thing for him and that tells me just how much you really love him. Love and prayers to you both.
I figured it out! Some how the laptop took a photo while I was trying to post another photo, it got saved but the file number was the same as my intended post. I must have done something daft and managed to replace the file with this.
Spooky! I'm wearing dark glasses as I broke my regular ones. (not to hide the crows feet) honest!