I have one more shot to go in my right knee. So far my knees are pain free.
I was sized for a customized knee brace called “OAcitive “. Osteoarthritis Knee
Brace. I received my brace and was shown how it is to be put on. It's like
having a robotic leg with it on. The knee brace is to help keep my knee
in alignment. I wore it out of the doctors office, have to break it in. But,
wearing it outside in the heat (90 degrees) is hot.
We have come upon a Mennonite Church in our area. Last Sunday Carl and
I went to their service. The community is small. They have turned their land
into a farm. They sell shares of the farm, you buy a share like $700.00 for
30 weeks of produce that they grow. They have half shares, which means
you pick up every other week = 15weeks. We bought half share for the two
of us. I think that will be plenty. We asked to break the payments over 4
months. The head person Ceci ok'd the payment plan. It's going to be tough4
but I'm getting veggies I need to be eating.
Ceci needs help harvesting and packaging the produce was announced in church.
Carl and I volunteered. Wednesday we spent four hours, first harvesting snap
beans. Then we come inside and filled plastic bags with 1lb. Of beans. Their
was already a lot harvested that needed to be prepared for market, so we spent the rest
of the time preparing, beets, green onions, parsnips, 3 different kinds of greens
for market. Thursday is market day so nothing is happening at the farm. Friday
once again we prepare for Saturday market day. While we are preparing for market
day we put aside the shares portions. The shares pick up at the markets, either
Thursday or Saturday.
These people are so loving, kind and giving. This Sunday Carl went to service
without me because a limb from our dead tree hit our satellite dish and knocked
it off. And I was waiting for the tech to fix it.
When Carl returned home with a dozen of fresh eggs and a jar of strawberries
preserves from Pastor John and his wife. Carl is flourishing in his speech. I
notice he is talking much more and more clearly. This is a blessing. These
people accept Carl for who they see. For they do not know the old Carl.
Carl was getting all kinds of advice from Ceci on why his radishes only had
great tops but no bottoms. Root veggies need more of potash in the ground.
We have great heads of cabbage, summer squash and tomatoes growing in
our garden. We could use some rain for I hate having to pay a high water bill.