Monday, March 14, 2011

New Beginnings - Or Spring!

I have jumped back into my yard with a vengeance since the weather has warmed up and I'm done with all treatments. I still have to be careful about being in the sun. I wear protective clothing and a hat. The down side to that is I often feel I'm breaking out in hives because I get hot quickly (a side effect of treatments). But, my yard has captured many years of my life and deserves some attention. I know it will soon be too warm to work outside except very early and very late hours, so I'm working as hard as I can while I can. My back is protesting and I hope it soon gets over it!

I miss my chickens now that I'm outside again. They were a source of entertainment. We're fortunate that Lindy furnishes us with free range eggs, though I'm sure that will be seasonal as the hens get too hot and start to molt. She has 3 young geese that are so adorable! I do wish I could live on a farm and have animals about. I do love that. I suppose it takes me back to my childhood.

I had my port taken out a week or so ago. The incision hasn't quite healed but is coming along nicely. They close incisions now with something called dermabond. I don't know why doctors can't make a nice little seam and leave prettier scars.

Cary still complains with his hand occasionally. For those of you who don't know, he injured his right hand, cutting a tendon, while boning out a deer last Thanksgiving. He had surgery and physical therapy but says if he'd known what he knows now, he wouldn't have gone through all that foolishness.

I doubt anyone will read this, since it has been such a long time since I wrote. But...I just felt like contributing tonight. Giving my back a rest at the keyboard!



  1. Does Cary wish he had not boned the deer to begin with or that he didnt go through with surgery and therapy?

  2. Wow, a blog post! Gave up checking the 1st of March but was thinking about your chickens today and checked in. Your yard looks so pretty and aren't you loving the rumbling thunder today!?

  3. Thanks, dear ones, for checking up on me. I've been thinking about a rolling chicken pen so I could move chickens about the yard so they could feast from spot to spot. What do you think?