Looks like the worst of the heat is broken.  We are 68 this morning and showers are forcasted for today in this area.  Yesterday the clouds came in for the afternoon and made it a really nice afternoon.  I finally got over my sick stomach from the tic and pill so had a good day.  I know now what I knew before and forgot, don’t take any medicine on an empty stomach.  We went down to the garden and I tied up tomatoes.  They are growing like mad and promise a wonderful crop.  Dad pruned the last three  rows that I missed so now the first pruning is done and all the suckers are off and the plants can put all their energy into making tomatoes.  We will prune again when all the tomatoes are set.  I had pruned the grapes and they are working on making nice big bunches of grapes and look great.  I should have all the jelly and juice I can use.  I now want to watch the zuchinni closely as just one day makes a difference in the size of the fruit.  I want to can some but have to have very small zuchinni fruit to do that, we will eat fresh the ones that get to be over 6 or 7 inches long.  As of yesterday there are several that are about 3 or 4 inches long so will check again today.   We got the wrong type of Neem oil so will have to return that and get the right kind.  What we got was for ornimental plants only, not for food plants.  It always takes so long to get things going right when you try something new, I guess that is the age of the user!!  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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