Today was a great day but also a sad day. For the past six months or so I have had my friend Ellie help me in the vegetable garden. I had needed her help one day a week to keep things in good order and today I had to let her go for the winter, my money ran out. Ellie has got herself another job, I just hope it only lasts till the spring when I want her back if the money comes through I am hoping for. Today was the cleaning out of the bamboo at the end of the garden, a great job done which made it a good day.