I have had many people email me wanting to know the status of both my mom and my blackberry situation with my neighbors.
I thought I would give you all an update.
First the blackberries…
If you recall our neighbor took it upon herself to rid my property of what she considers a ‘weed’, she sprayed all the blackberries along our fence line.
After talking to her daughter I expected to hear from her when she returned home from her vacation…that has not been the case. I have left notes on her door and tried calling but to no avail.
And in the meantime all the blackberry vines have died along the fence bordering her property…sigh.
So hubby and I have decided to return that bit of land back to it original form which is evergreen forest with mixed understory trees and shrubs.
We will be planting fir and cedar trees along with dogwood and vine maple. We had considered doing this 15 years ago when we moved here but enjoyed the blackberries so much we just couldn’t bring ourselves to…now there is no reason not to.
Unfortunately for my neighbor it will completely block her view of the valley.
I guess pesticide use has more consequences than just those listed on the label!
As far as my mom’s newly diagnosed breast cancer…
She tested positive for cancer in the lymph nodes. We are going in for an MRI this morning to check the other breast for cancer.
Last week blood was drawn to see if she is (as they suspect) a carrier of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene which causes breast cancer…we get the results in a couple of weeks.
We have not heard the final pathology report on which type of breast cancer she has yet.
Surgery is tentatively scheduled for the 14th of September.
Thank you all for you well wishes and prayers…they mean more than you can know.
Finally kinderGARDENS in entering it final weeks. The children’s gardens are maturing and the kids are having a blast harvesting their own fruits and veggies !
Yeah for kids in the garden!