Yesterday I dug a hill of potatoes and got enough for dinner, not a very good yield but other farmers have said the same thing so maybe it is not a good year for potatoes.  I tied up my cucumber vines so they will grow on the fence and not the ground.  I think we really have beaten the deer problem.  We used the cord Chris gave us and made a fence with that and the lace.  I tie streamers of lace on the cord and the movement of the lace streamers seem to keep the deer away we have not had any deer in the garden or in the blueberries.  It is a good way to use some of the lace I spent so much time measureing and winding.  Then I weeded and Dad cleared more space.  He is enlarging the two new plots to make one big one for next year to plant the tomatoes, that way we can rotate the crop to help keep the bugs and disease down.  They say not to plant the same crop in the same spot each year.  The sun is out and it will be very hot for us today so I will do very little weeding.  Sunday is our day of rest anyways so will write letters and try writing an article for Mother Earth.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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