COSMO-SHINGLES-PUMPKINS-APEX ORCHARD

13 09 2016

GREETINGS

Charlie the chipmunk enjoying all the acorns

Charlie the chipmunk enjoying all the acorns

Much cooler weather has been here for the past couple of days and it is welcomed.  Warm and humid is coming back and the pumpkins will continue to grow.

COSMO

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Cosmo came through his operation with flying colors and looks the picture of health.  The news from the pathology report was not good.  The tumor was cancer and a very aggressive kind.  He will have his stitches out on Friday and the Vet and I will talk about how things will go for him.  He is active and happy and that is all that matters .  We are on this path together and we will  enjoy each other for as long as we can.  He is such a sweet and interesting man.

SHINGLES

This week I am supposed to be on Star Island off the coast of New Hampshire.  A place where I have gone many times and have enjoyed being 9 miles out to sea and the quietness of it.  Sadly I have the shingles and an acute respiratory infection.  In 2012 I had the Shingles shot.  At the time it was expensive and most insurances didn’t cover the cost.  One was lead to believe that it was a lifetime shot and would keep you from getting the shingles.  For those of you who believe that it is not true.  You have a 49 percent chance of getting them.  Now I still would get the shot but its sad that the medical community didn’t communicate this to everyone who got a shot.  I waited 2 weeks to go to the doctors.  I thought the rash was hives as I have been under some stress.  In these time we have to be pro active in everything we do.  Checking everything twice.  I am slowly getting better but it will take time.

PUMPKINS

I just can’t believe these pumpkins.  One is growing on the manure pile and I watch it increase in size everyday.  The large one near the backyard chickens must weight over 50 pounds, I will have to move it out of there with a sled.  These pumpkin seeds were from Baker Seeds.  Their seeds are great and all heirloom.  These seeds were a couple of years old.  The other seeds that I planted were a year or two old but not heirloom and none came up.  Even though they were organic seeds I think Baker Seed Company has a superior seed.

This pumpkin is very big, I have had to move it several times away from Mr. Peepers fence.

This pumpkin is very big, I have had to move it several times away from Mr. Peepers fence

The manure pile is a great place for a pumpkkin to grow!

The manure pile is a great place for a pumpkin to grow!

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APEX ORCHARD opened a new store and  where its located is perfect.     The views look out to New Hampshire and Vermont.  I am looking forward to stopping bu and getting some of their wonderful peaches.

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Many thanks for reading my blog on the lovely end of summer day.  Carole


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8 responses

13 09 2016
Mary Jane

We miss you on Star Island! Hope you are feling better, day by day.

14 09 2016
wspines

Thanks Mary Jane, I am enjoying the pictures.

13 09 2016
Dora Friedli

Feel better soon!

14 09 2016
wspines

Thank you Dora

14 09 2016
Anne Wilson

Sorry to hear that you have shingles, I know how painful they can be. I hope all goes well for Cosmos, he’s a lovely looking cat. Your pumpkins look great.

14 09 2016
wspines

Anne
I am getting better because I had the shot I have a milder case. The cough and cold are worse. Cosmo is a beauty and he is enjoying things right now. I will know more Friday. The pumpkins really did well this year. I love watching them grow.

14 09 2016
Deb Damari-Tull

With my VERY BEST wishes for your recovery, Carol. I feel Like I know you, reading your ‘blog’. IN ANY CASE, I sincerely wish you AND Cosmo happy, and Comfortable days, in this very best time of the year. Deb

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25 10 2016
wspines

Deb
Many thanks for your kind thoughts. I am now fully recovered it took over a month. Cosmo is acting like a kitten these days and is doing so well.Fall is my favorite season. The winter chill has been in the air over the weekend. I have been busy bundling this old house up. Hope all is well with you.
Carole

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