The last time I posted was over a month ago! Holey-moley! I guess I better explain my disappearing act:
Early July our son had a hand injury that has since required surgery, permanent and temporary wiring, a pin, and (thus far) 2 casts. We’ve been going from the ER to doctor to specialist, to surgery center, and back to the specialist. Eventually we’ll get to move on to a physical therapist (I’m praying…). And in the mix of all of that, my oldest daughter was gallivanting from church camp to vacation with a family friend, to a missions/community service trip which required the “mom taxi” to be in full service.
Needless to say, I’ve fallen off the “homestead experiment” wagon. I’ve quit making my bread from scratch. I bought my groceries at the regular grocery store. AND I’ve served my family at least 2 store-bought frozen dinners. (*gasp*)
Unfortunately between that and the really HOT summer we’ve had here in Ohio, my garden has taken a beating. Some plants have survived. Some have shriveled up and died.
Some have succumbed to unknown diseases. Or pests. Something which I haven’t had the time to learn more about.
And my herbs have gone to seed.
I have a good amount of cucumbers. And surprisingly my tomatoes are beginning to ripen. A jalapeno here and there, and onions that are starting to get big enough to use. I have a lone cantaloupe vine, but even with a gazillion flowers so far only one cantaloupe has survived to start growing. I’ve picked a small batch of green beans. And I suspect that’s all for the year.
But you know…it’s real life. This is something I’m learning. And I think is valuable for you to read. Any kind of life change takes time. And longer than a year’s time at that. 5 years ago I started a journey to lose 75 pounds. It didn’t come off in 1 month. Or even 1 year. It took over 2 years. And I’ve had to work to maintain that since.
In the same way, any changes we make as part of this experiment will take time. And energy (something I was lacking in over the last month). So here’s what I want you take away today: