Good news is I finally got the kitchen finished and it almost did me in! I took a couple of days off....I am way out of shape for painting and climbing ladders! But I got it done and am very pleased.
I have delayed digging sweet potatoes and then seeing the grub damage on Ilene's harvest decided I better get Max and get busy. He hooked up the cart and took to the garden. I began cutting tops and digging. It have never had such lush vines and I had clipped them several times during the season. I guess our fairly heavy and timely rains caused this growth. Things were going well and I was very pleased with the harvest.....about the only thing that has done well in the garden this year. These are Beauregards. About all you can find anymore. I like them very much.
I ruined the whole experience by taking a very hard fall just before finishing. My feet got tangled in the blasted vines and sweet potato vines do not break easily, but I do fall easily. I hit the bridge of my nose, actually my glasses hit my nose, against the hard handle of the loppers....I was stunned for a second but managed to crawl to the low limbs of the apple tree and pull myself up. I knew Max couldn't do it alone and I needed something that didn't move at all. Blood dripped off the end of my nose, but I dug three more hills before quitting. I am fine except I look like I have been in a prize fight. May even get black eyes.
Part of the issue is the chronic dizziness so when I begin to pitch forward, there is no catching myself or stabilizing, I fall! period! So far no serious damage from the falls.
I am hoping all my friends along the east coast are safe from the hurricane!
Have a wonderful weekend.