A Second Chance

My unborn Granddaughter, “Lola”, was given a second chance after a very difficult few weeks.  She is making the best of this chance.  She appears to be growing and developing wonderfully.  Two months ago, we dreamed of keeping her growing until this point and despaired (silently) that it would be so…so we dance with joy that she is doing so well that she may have to pried out in November after her due date!  Joy!

Our garden has also been given a second chance.  We left it, recently planted, in mid-May.  It clung to life for our two month absence with no one to weed or water, through a severe drought.

It has survived and is beginning to thrive.

Out of 50 tomato plants we only lost a half dozen. We are getting tomatoes at a slow rate but things are picking up.

Summer squash (though I forget what type I planted here…the other location that was planted did not make it throught the drought), eggplant and chard are doing well.

Peppers, both hot and sweet, are coming on strong now.

The okra I planted before we left had barely survived. The plants were tiny. They are beginning to come into their own with care.

This week I replanted cucumbers. They have sprouted now.

And the new planting of green beans is up.

AND we harvested onions. Granted, without water, the harvest was stunted overall. But the smallest were replanted today and the rest will be welcome in the kitchen in days to come.

So glad for second chances!

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About Retired woman

retired, dealing with parents recent deaths, wondering what lies ahead with the health of my spouse, overall enjoying each day, love cooking, gardening, travel, Grandsons, family, small town life
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