Wifey told me I could only do 50 lbs. of tomatos today since I kinda over did it yeasterday. I started at 8:19 am washing and cutting. I ended up with 18 quarts and 1 pint of juice. I still have 25 pounds to do tomorrow. I may make sauce with them. It does feel good to rest.
I just finished the last 25 lbs. I made quartered tomatos out of them. They were not very good at all. If they were green/white on the outside, they were the same inside. I only got 7 quarts. When I was
75 pounds of tomatos, 20 lbs. ground beef, 18 cans of chili beans, 8 onions, 8 bell peppers, unknown anount of chili powder, 38 jars, rings and lids, I'm pooped. The last load for the day is in now. It comes out at 8:00 pm. That makes for a 11 hour day. My back held up real well also. I think when this load come out, I may go to bed.
Well we had a few glitches in our plans today. Wifey didn't get to go with me so I went hunting alone. I went to a place I had got tomatos two years ago and lucked out. They had four boxes of #2's for $10.00 a 25 lb. box. As we were loading them up I asked for a phone number to make sure they would have them available when I'm ready for more. It's a 100 mile round trip, but locally the same box's go for $20.00 and up.
The lady there said, see that guy that just pulled up, he will have mor
Well, I fizzled out when I got the peaches a few weeks ago. My back couldn't stand the strain of standing and peeling. I ended up giving 3 1/2 boxes away. At least someone got use out of them. Tomorrow wifey and I will go on the great tomato hunt. There is a nearby town that is noted for raising them. A co-worker lives near the town and said that due to the wet spring everyone got them out late and hopefully there should be plenty this weekend.
We need 14 bushels do what we have planned, bu
I finally remembered to take the camera outside today.
What is that?
Walking thru the leaves
Are you coming with me?
I smell it down there somewhere
Guarding the tree
Aww dad, do I hafta go in now?
Checking out he leaves in the garden
A good scratch
I went to physical therapy this morning for my first treatment. I don' t see where any thing good or bad came from it. One thing that struck me as odd is the therapist asked me why I was there. I told him because my doctor told me to. This guy is supposed to be as good as one can be in his field. He looked at 30 years worth of MRI's and asked if I was going to have surgery. He expressed more concern with the L5 area than the others. He asked if I had any numbness or tingling in the pelvic region
I finally got the MRI report. It ain't good. Seems I have two herniated disc between L1 and L3. It also shows nerve entrapment. Wife says if there is a reason for surgery, nerve entrapment is it. My doctor is out untill this Wednesday so I have to wait until then to get recomendations. Wife says that maybe physical therapy may help, I don't think so. I really don't want to go thru surgery again, it ain't fun plus there goes this years garden. So I sit and wait.....
At least I'm doing better today, the drugs really wacked me out yesterday. I don't like taking then but sometimes I have to. I go tomorrow at 2:30 for the MRI. Oh joy!!! I just hope I can lay still long enough to get through it. I don't do good laying on my back.
I just got back from the doctor, and it was not fun. After asking the usual questions he had me lean forward, (I was in a wheelchair) he touched my back and I screamed. He said "that is touchy isn't it." He asked me if I could walk and I said yes. I slowly got up and took two steps and fell to the floor.
The Doctor grabed me and I had to tell him to turn me loose. I have found that when someone tries to help me when I fall, it onlys causes more pain becasue they are pulling on me in a twis
I have had back trouble since 1973. I had surgery in 86' which only helped for a year. This week it has been hurting more every day. Well, yesterday it left town. I've had to crawl at times to get through the house. It is better today, but I think it is all of the drugs I am taking for the pain. The wife gave me 4 hours to get better before she would load me up and take me to the hospital.
At least I can walk semi upright without my nose dragging the ground, but it still hurts like heck. I
This is for my dear freind Westie.
I use this on pork, but it could be used on other meats as well. I usually taste the rub and the sauce and adjust it accordingly.
1-2 ounces salt
2 Tbls. Black Pepper
10 Ounces sugar
A sprinkle of garlic if desired
1 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce
Several sprinkles of Ginger
Oil to bind ingredients
Put ingredients in a bowl. Add enough oil to "wet" the ingredients. Rub mixture on roas