The McCoys got back from their furlough today. It was great to see them again, and now my responsibilities have significantly reduced. I am thankful that Buster, their cat, is still doing well. Buster did end up inside a few times, one time I found him on my bed, but he didn't stay there for long. He would let me know each night that he was hungry, so I couldn't forget to feed him. Marsha's plants are also still growing. I have never been able to keep plants growing before, but maybe that is because I watered them too much. I watered hers once a week and they are still going. The garden is also doing well upon Bill's return, but I did have some recent casualties.
A papaya tree blew over one night and uprooted. It was producing papayas and everything, but it got knocked over. I finished getting it out of the ground, but just left it there as it was a little heavy. This week I think I broke Bill's weedeater. I had done so well for 4 months, but I am pretty sure I didn't mix the oil and gas together this last time. I noticed it just didn't have the power it normally did, so I quit on Tues, and then retried on Saturday. When it still didn't work, I was about to give up when I noticed the gas and the oil sitting there and realized i didn't mix the 2 together. So once I put the mixed gas back in, it worked a little better, but not like before. We shall see what happens, but I will likely be buying him a new weedeater.
So in Bill's absence I have grown some cilantro, onions, squash, cucumbers, beans, peas, cabbage, zucchini, tomatoes, and carrots. I also managed to keep most of the weeds down, and harvested some pineapples and bananas. I am sure he will be growing lots more in the next few days to weeks, but I sure enjoyed the time I had out there in his garden.