Monday, June 15, 2009

I'm back

It's been a rough few weeks what with the back surgery and the diagnosis. We've just been trying to stay above water here. Literally because of the rain and figuratively because it just feels like we've been drowning. We've had to accept a lot of help to keep things going. For the help we've been truly grateful for the blessings. It's been hard though, telling everyone how to do things instead of doing them myself. Over the last week or so, I have been able to do more and that is a blessing too.

We promised Slow Foods to keep track of what's going on Grant-wise by blogging about the projects. I have been remiss in this. I try to be a person who says what they mean and means what they say but as I said, it's been rough. Hard to sit at the computer for one thing. In any case, here is a pic of the ducklings that we are raising. If you remember, she hatched 8 and we bought 4 about the same age, then we bought 2 about 4 weeks older. Well one thing and another, she lost 4 or 5 of hers and then 1 or 2 of the other small. So we have 8 left, but as you can see, on is of a gray color which means it's egg was fertilized by the runner duck that we got rid of. So we will have to find a home for it. The rest are beautiful specimens. As we still have not been able to find any adults, I guess that we will be ordering some babies to fill out the rest of the grant proposal.
As far as the tomatoes go, we had almost a total crop failure of the Plum Lemons, Black Plums and the Plum Tigris. We plan of replacing the Plum Lemons w/the Orange bananas that we planted. We got plenty of Thai red Turtle eggs in the grounds and there are some Amish Paste. We got a few Plum Lemons but they were so small that it's hard to say if they will survive. Same w/the couple of Plum Tigris. SO we'll see what we get. TTFN

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