Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ready for winter ?

   This is a basket of Jimmy Nardello sweet peppers. We started them from seed very late last spring but they took off and are extremely prolific. Rita likes them raw, or they are great in stir fry and salads. This was effectively the last garden harvest. We had a freeze last night and supposed to be in the 20's tonight.
   We have not been able to get the garden in winter shape as we normally would, but I just tell myself that it will still be there next spring!
   We gave the red hens to a friend today. I just did't want to deal with caring for them through the winter.
   After such a dry Aug and Sept, we had over 9.5" of rain in October. "Shake and shake the catsup bottle...first comes none and then a lottle!"
   My chemo and radiation treatments ended about 3 weeks ago. I am still dealing with side effects.....mostly neuropathy in feet and legs and what I call "wooden legs", making walking difficult. I am eating well but only have an appetite for certain things. I had a CT scan last week and it showed that the small nodules in my lungs have increased in size since the July CT. The Dr. says it is "concerning" and we will monitor closely.
   Please pray that these stop growing and prove to be non-cancerous.
   Thanks again for reading the blog and for praying.


  1. I've also had to tell myself that my garden(and the weeds in it) will still be there in the spring. That's hard!
    Cancer stinks! Thinking of you and will pray for good news from your doctor.

  2. Keeping you and Rita in my prayers, Ray. His love is boundless and His power
    far reaching....Let us hope those nodules will diminish and not prove cancerous...
    Keep up your fine spirits and strength.... The bright side if you like ice cream and such, you can let yourself go....just eat to your heart's content for strength....
    Have a restful and peaceful Sabbath
    Love and Blessing to you and Rita