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Category: Mangoman's Blog | Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:49 pm

That's basically the correct statement. I won't go into specific details because of time and possibly boring you readers to death but remember I had spinal surgery on April 10. One month after my that surgery I ended up having emergency carotid artery surgery on the right side of my neck. My family doctor discovered, what turned out to be, the blockage during my yearly physical. During all of my excitement, my 87 year old mother decided to fall and break her right hip. Much craziness with weird schedules, rehab. etc. eats up a lot of time. The blockage turned out to be 98% in my artery. I am a very lucky and blessed guy.
My garden has suffered a little bit from my lack of agility and absence but overall, stuff is doing well. I had a nice crop kale and miniature bok choy, red beets and carrots are looking great, as well as swiss chard, basil, chives, and cilantro. Hot peppers, 6 different varieties are producing well due to manure tea. My tomatoes don't do well because of lack of sun for very long. Maybe 4 hours in the peak of summer. Cucumbers are ok and a pumpkin is doing it's best to take over one of my paths. All of my perennials have had a fantastic spring and summer due to lots of rain. The hostas were not munched on by deer until yesterday when as my wife and I pulled into our driveway, after returning from church, a young deer was munching on one of the hostas and the wild violets. I am using "Deer Off" spray to try and repel the deer. It works really well but we had some heavy rains on Friday and Saturday and the spray was probably washed off. I try to spray them once a week. The deer, up till now,only bother the hostas and violets. I may be dooming my garden by saying this but they have never bothered the veggies. More soon, peace.

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Jewell wrote on Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:54 pm:

Glad you are doing better and are able to get out into the garden again. Sounds like all the past garden preparations are paying off multi-fold since everything is doing so well. Take care and keep us posted.


eileen wrote on Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:11 pm:

Oh dear you've been through the mill lately haven't you? So glad you're beginning to feel more like yourself again and I hope your progress continues.
Fingers crossed the doctors can sort your mum's hip and that she will soon be mobile again too.

Take care.


Frank wrote on Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:45 pm:

Woah rough time you've had recently MM. 98% didn't sound good at all. Glad they found it!

Thanks for the garden update :)

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