Three years ago I was hit with some health challenges and to make a long story short, I now use a wheelchair to get around. As a result I am no longer able to do the gardening that I loved so much and my hubby is far too busy to take it over on such a large scale. The compromise is a very small vegetable garden in the front of the house, just off the walkway so that I can handle the daily watering and harvesting. We have red bell peppers and tomatoes, lavender to attract bees and a rosemary so that I can bake Monti's Roman Bread
when I get the urge. HuzBen also keeps potted herbs like parsley on the back patio. I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss my sprawling gardens of fresh organic veggies, but things aren't so bad. I've learned to shop organic and I am canning a preserving much more than before.
Thankfully, one thing we did not change is that we still have our hens. We are down to four; Sprite the Americauna, two naked necks we acquired when the were getting picked on in a friend's backyard flock, and we still have Mabel the black Minorca who I believe is eight years old now. She was in our very first batch of hens. And she is still laying 4-5 eggs a week. Gotta love it!
So that's my update. It's been a long three years going from unable to do most anything to getting back into the kitchen again and frankly, back into life again. Hopefully soon I'll be posting more about my cooking and canning adventures and who knows what else. Blessings to all who never stopped visiting my blog. :)
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