Joshua and Fall Farm Update 2020
Joshua got COVID. We got the call last Wednesday from his counselor. He was put into their quarantine unit for 10 days. We were told that he was not displaying any symptoms. I guess a couple of the teachers tested positive over the weekend and so they decided to test all the boys and Joshua was the only one in his unit that tested positive. We were also told that he could still call us but we have NOT received any phone calls from him. We were really looking forward to talking to him on Christmas! We were also told that IF he did develop symptoms, someone would call and let us know and we have not had any calls saying that things were worse. I guess Joshua was actually happy about going to quarantine because there is no school there and they get to play video games all day.
On a positive note, he continues to do great with school and his treatment at Benchmark. He is really maturing and is looking forward to completing high school a semester early. He wants to graduate in January 2022 and come home at that time. Yes, that is another year. He continues to work on his therapy goals. This is NOT his favorite thing for him to do but he is trying hard to get it completed. I did get a call from Telligen last Wednesday (Telligen has contracted with the state of Idaho to provide mental health services) asking about his discharge date of May 2021. Mark and I were busy with egg deliveries so I did not have a chance to answer the phone and this information was left on a voice mail. SO, I am not sure exactly about what is going to happen with this situation (May 2021 vs January 2022 discharge) but I will keep you posted when we know more...
I ordered my garden seeds for next year in September. I just didn't want to take any chances with there being any seed shortages. We added another raised bed to the garden this fall and filled it with chicken/duck compost! We usually make one new raised bed each year. Last year, we made one for the strawberries. I am REALLY looking forward to some strawberries this year! Finally! I have tried raising strawberries for the past 3 years and have not had any luck but I know that they are finally going to make it! The new raised bed is on the right in this pic...I am going to put broccoli, cauliflower, and potatoes in the new bed!