Yes it's true. When you are short and overweight, bending to garden and flower kills your back. I herniated a disc last year at this time gardening ( an accummulation of injury all summer long). Low and behold, after my stupendous weekend, last weekend, I couldn't walk on Tuesday. I had the shooting pain down the outter aspect of my left leg that terminates right above the ankle. Limping along as I push the patients to their rooms. On Wednesday morning I visited my friendly Anesthesiologist at the pain clinic for an Epidural Steroid Injection. Not much better as the day and night wore on. Long night last night. I always have Steroid induced insomnia. So about 330 this morning I called in sick to work. Finally drifted off to sleep about 630 or so and slept until 10 AM. Once I was out of bed, I am no longer limping and the pain is down considerably. I hope by the end of the day the pain is gone and I can resume life as normal. A friend tells me I need more pictures on the blog so I am attaching pics of my beautiful mums and also the fridge with a portion of the sweet potatoes. We had 75 lbs of sweet potatoes from the 13 plants Husband raised off the 1/2 sweet potato submerged in water. Some of you also want to know how to freeze the onions. I pulse them in the food processor. Place wax paper on cookie sheets. Spread the onions out on the cookie sheet. Cover with seran wrap and place in the freezer. After a day I break up the onions into chunks and put them in gallon zip lock bags. Then as I cook casseroles or soups, etc, I take out as much as I want and add to the concoction. As I have no where to store root vegetables, this works pretty well. It is simple enough, doesn't require much work and the rewards are great in the winter. Have a blessed week and ejoy this great weather . Thanks for stopping by.
Nearing retirement Nurse with a wonderful, patient husband and two children,5 grandkids, a dog and a cat.
We grow and preserve much of what we eat and enjoy the country life as well as the city.I love to quilt, sew, knit, read, bake and make greeting cards.