A Farmer’s Work Is Never Done!

 As a farmer, I hear lots of sheep jokes. I’d tell them to Scout, but he’d herd them all.

I was up at 0-dark-thirty because there was work to be done in the garden.  Mary popped over at 7:00 AM in her working clothes, and we attacked the garden.  We had about twenty-five feet of garden to clear of weeds and prep for planting next weekend.

The rototiller and I did battle with the evil weeds, and we won.  Mary wrapped up the cords, and we were about finished, except for picking!

That girl knows how to work!

She digs right in and enjoys the garden work, especially since she gets to pick anything she wants!

We call her “digger”

There is still a lot of Swiss chard, cabbage, and lettuce plus onions and peas.  There is nothing better than fresh goodies out of the garden.  I used to make loads of money clearing leaves from gardens. I was raking it in.

Getting ready for next weeks planting activity.

The peas are both English shelling and Japanese flats.  You have to look closely to see which one is which.  Did you know that the proper etiquette for eating peas is to squash them on the back of your fork?

Peas anyone? The plants are loaded!

They are delightful when picked directly from the bush and into the mouth!

Around noon we got in our cars and headed for Mary’s, where the tree trimmers were shortening her 60′ trees.  They had made a lot of progress while Mary was visiting me.

Good start!

The guys did a good job taking twenty-feet of the top of all ten trees.

The yard was filled with tree cuttings.

Around 4:00 PM, we began getting ready for tonight’s dance in Chino.  We departed at 5:00 PM and arrived at PG Changs at 5:45 PM, proceeding to our table and had a drink.  Bob and Donna came within a few minutes.

Always fun to be with!

Mary and I each had soup, and we shared an entree salad.  There was so much food we brought half of it home.

At 7:00, we headed for the dance, and I promised everyone I would not suggest the hokey-pokey this week.  Marcin sent me his video from last week.

We danced and danced and had a ball with our dear friends.  It was Bill Capps birthday, he turned 106 but does not look a day over 105…on a good day! We had birthday cupcakes and sang him Happy Birthday.

We had to use cupcakes; if we had a cake we would need to have 106 candles, a certain recipe for a small fire!

The Mary’s watch the ceremony! Bill’s Mary checks to make sure Bill only gets a small cupcake.

Keeping an eye on Bill!

At 9:00 PM, we headed home and decided we would not crash, so we found a great movie, “Grand Torino.”  We stayed up until midnight for the first time in a while.  Mary crashed, and I headed home.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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