Max and Allie

Max  and Allie

Friday, March 30, 2012

The week-end is coming

We have some tomatoes up and they are already blooming.  The garden is in a hurry this year.  Last year wasn't a good year for the garden, it was too HOT and it was too DRY..   So far it is still too dry!!!!  We are already 3.7 inches short on rain and the dry months haven't even been here yet!!!
I was raised from birth to 7 and a half years old in a 12 ft travel trailer.  It was hard on us all.  Mother only cooked breakfast once in a while so I got no help learning to eat right or cook. When moving in the bigger trailer 24 ft. that had a little kitchen Mother still didn't cook anything but breakfast. We have a John in that trailer but that was all. No place to take a bath.  I was 10 year old before I lived in a place that had a bathroom and a shower!!!!!
Mother still didn't cook much of anything but breakfast.  I got no training in cooking or eating right or buying food!!!
Mother didn't clean house a lot either.  When it got bad in the house she had a maid come in and clean it!!
I have come a long way from that little trailer!!!
Have a wonderful week-end dear friends.  I will not be around much this week-end.  Tom will be home!!!  YAY
 Love coming your way, Happy & Zoie & Fern    


  1. I had a really good tomato for lunch today. Yum!!

    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Fresh tomatoes sound sooooo good. Our weather has not permitted us to plant yet. I do usually plant tomatoes because we love them! Have a great weekend with Tom!

  3. Hi Fern, You've made me realize how much I've taken for granted and although I had a rough childhood I did have a nice home and my mom did cook. Sending hugs to all of you today.

  4. You sure do eat right now, Fern!! Have a fun weekend!!

  5. but...if you have LOVE it doesn't matter where you live or what you live in! :)

  6. I hope you get rain soon, Fern. There is nothing like a homegrown tomato!

    Love ya lots,

  7. Good luck with the garden. It's so nice to have a delicious home grown tomato! Take care of yourself...

    Critter Alley

  8. Hi Fern, I suppose that living in a smaller place might make it tough on everyone but you've come along ways since then. You have enough room for yourself and tom as well as Zoie and Happy. I think that's pretty good. We're at least 2 to 3 months away from having our first garden tomato. It's cool up here and rainy still :(

  9. WOW! I remember we were homeless for a while when I was a child. We had to live with relatives in two different houses! It was an interesting time, but if you don’t know any different, you accept it. have a great weekend, Fern x

  10. M says that going thru those rough times made you a stronger person. It did M.

  11. How nice to have your home grown tomatoes!

  12. Even though you didnt learn alot you have tuaght yourself so much cuz you make really good food now. ENJOY your weekend!!


  13. May you get enough rain to help your garden thrive! And have a great weekend too. :)

  14. It sounds like you made it through some hard times. I bet it built character in you.

    I bet you get lots of delicious tomatoes.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  15. Fern, your posts never fail to make me feel better! I always enjoy stopping by, and learning a little more about you which I did in this post! I hope you've had a wonderful and enjoyable weekend!! Take care!!!

  16. I hope you've had a fun and delicious weekend! I can't believe you have tomatoes blooming already.

    You have come a long way, Fern. And all the better for it!

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Lady and I enjoyed reading about you! Come again!