The heat goes on!!  Yesterday I watered all the gardens and then worked at pruning the tomatoes.  Dad used the tiller and finished weeding the tomatoes, what a job that was.  Then he tilled the potato bed and got that ready to plant tomorrow.  It took so long we had to go down after dinner and wash the tomatoes.  Dad mowed the grass down there and it raised so much dust the tomatoes got covered and he felt they should be washed off.  It turned out turned out to be too much in that afternoon heat and it finally got to me. Dad finished up the watering and I got in where I could breath.  I did so much damage to my lungs when I was smoking it still effects me when the air quality is poor.  This morning I am fine again.  It is 72 degrees at 6 am so I am glad we can’t work outside today.  We leave here right after breakfast to go to Murfreesboro for Dad’s shot in his eye.  We will stop in McMinnville and get some Neem oil to see if we can get some of those small bugs that are eating my strawberry plants and my bean plants.  It is a safe spray and can use it on all of the plants.   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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