Sunday, April 26, 2009

garden time

papaw's garden this year is truly a family affair. the chemo has wiped him out & he's not able to do as much. papaw must have a garden. if he didn't have a garden, things just wouldn't be right.
yesterday, cousin linc came out & tilled. today after lunch, we all got our hands dirty.
it's hard for papaw to stand by & let us do anything. we can't do it quite to his liking.
miss gracie loves playing in the dirt & planting the veggies.

ben was the water boy today.

damaw was on kid patrol.

kristen did a great job tilling for the first time (at least i think so). i think papaw just gets nervous when us girls are behind anything that moves.

i attemped to plant the corn, but my rows were all over the place (so papaw had to take over). aunt peggy spread the fertilizer.
so far, we have cabbage, onions, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and corn planted. still need some green beans, more corn and whatever else he tells us.

after all the hard work, the boys took a rest on the swing. it had been 2 weeks since we saw papaw & his lump on his neck has doubled in size. he doesn't go to the store or anywhere now because he is too embarrased. it's pretty gruesome looking. one thing though, the kiddos have never even asked about it. they don't seem to notice. i wish the doctors could just get that cancer out. it's so frustrating & sad to see him going through this. i just wish he'd get better.


Angie said...

Hi sara! His garden is huge.
I'm sure he was happy, you helped him.
Why can't they take the cancer out?
I hope he is feeling better soon.
Hug yourself for me

sara said...

hi angie! thanks for the hug, much needed. they will take out the cancer eventually (i hope). the chemo was supposed to shrink it, but it hasn't. they are concerned about nerve damage & such when removing it. he meets with another specialist mid may about removing it.

Anonymous said...

I had so much fun! Thanks for posting the pics.

The Jarrett Family said...

Thinking of you!! Kern is so blessed to have such wonderful grandchildren and great children. Hugs from me!

Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

I bet you made his day! Looks like he is gonna have a big garden! Hope the rest of the chemo goes by quickly and he recovers quickly.
love, karen