I've been hard at work in my gardens and on my yard. Everything is looking really grand and I couldn't be happier. The weather has been atrocious the past few days...tornado warnings and horrific thunderstorms that dumped over 5 inches of rain on us in a few hours. The creeks are flooding and the whole 3 county area is under flash flood watch. We took a walk down the road after supper tonight to see how things were looking. Water, water everywhere...none of too close to us, thankfully, though there is standing water in the yard and driveway. Checked to make sure none of the last of the seeds we planted had washed out. Thank God for raised beds. Today it was alternately muggy and hot or raining furiously. Have had the computer unplugged about 3/4 of the day....
2 days ago I was cleaning the chicken coop and putting fresh straw in when something caught my eye, and I jumped back instinctively. Patrick walked over and said, what? I pointed to the floor of the coop at a baby snake wriggling around. He whistled and said--watch it, it's a copperhead. It was apparently in the chunk of straw I grabbed [with my bare hands] from under the coop where we always keep 3-4 bales. And if there is one, there are probably many more and an adult or two. So I guess I'm back to wearing my leather gloves when I clean that coop and keeping my eyes peeled for company! Yikes!!
Today I planted my Egyptian onions. I googled them, and they're also known as winter onions or walking onions. I like the sound of Egyptian onions. lol I took some pictures of them today and will download and post them tomorrow. They are absolutely the coolest looking things I've ever seen.
It's been a long day, and I'm getting ready to lay my head down for a good sleep. My blessings list for today goes something like this:
*Another day sober
*The place and ability to plant a garden and grow my own food
*Good friends and neighbors
*Egyptian Onions *grin
*Sponsees who are coming to help me spring clean my house and touch up paint
*12 Steps that help me live in an imperfect world
*A relationship with a Power Greater Than Myself
*A rock solid, happy marriage
*Good AA meetings within half an hour of my house
* Love, Patience and Tolerance
*Being asked to speak at the birthday meeting of a good friend of mine
*Enough. Enough food, enough money, enough love
*An end to the torrential rains