I've had a nasty week this week! On Monday I was mowing on the ride on John Deer, when I felt it haul & trap something in the blades. I had a couple of stumps removed & thought I was tangled in a spreader root...no it was the hose for the downstairs sub-pump! it now was in a 1/2 dozen pieces & I knew duck tape was not the answer. I phoned Bill, my husband & he laughed & said 'No worries, I'll fix it before Thanksgiving Day, when I visit.' I still felt badly as I had mowed over a dozen times & never had that problem.
Then on Wednesday I was putting the mums in the new garden with a big spade & dug up several large stones, no rocks! then I went to jump on the spade again to dig deeper & it moved quickly sideways. I was thrown to the ground but before connecting with the ground I hit the totem pole decoration in the garden...right in my left ribs, wow that hurt, it burned like nothing I had ever felt! As I lay on the ground collecting what had just happened. I was hoping that no one saw me (no one meaning my neighbours!) how stupid I felt as I got up & grabbed that spade & started digging to get it over & wanted to go in the cottage to further assess my injury. As I finished up my neighbours came home, as they came up the driveway they both waved. I waved back in relief that they had not seen me crash to the ground!
Well I had rib injury to my top ribs & now four days later I'm still using an ice pack twice a day. I've more relief standing so I've been canning as you stand for long periods of time cutting & preparing for the recipe.
I have an open house for neighbours & friends & last year I gave the guest some of my grape jelly as a wee Christmas gift from me & they all loved it, some asked for more after they finished their jar!
So this year I made Chow-Chow for my guests.
Here was my 'standing day'.
Mary-Beth talked of her Chow-Chow & how nice it turned out, hummmmm
So into my Fanny Farmers Cookbook I went.
On to the Chow-Chow...
I was so tiered that once the ice pack hit my ribs, I fell fast asleep on the couch,I don't think it was visions of sugar plums that were dancing in my head!
But I did feel relief that I was now getting ready for the open house for our friends & neighbours.
Now to finish the Green Tomato Relish...
With my guys coming in for Thanksgiving, I started baking for them too! Here are some Maple Tarts & Maple Walnut Pie, made with navy beans blended in the blender. A perfect way to get protein & fiber into them!
Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving. I'll be blogging on our Thanksgiving Project... a 12' x 20' shed, that will be going up after the Tuesday delivery of all the supplies.
Handsome & Handy my guys are! One of my many thankfulness to my best life. :-)