Wednesday night we got a nice rain and got about 1 1/2 inches.  Right now it is raining again but it is only a passing shower which we are grateful for and it means we don’t have to water today or tomorrow.  The tomatoes are getting so tall almost five foot tall so we have them tied up to the top two  bars now.  Next week I will have a picture to show you.  I am starting to cut off the tops so they will not put their energy into growing any taller and consentrate on making more tomatoes.  They have alot of small tomatoes on them already so we should have a good crop.  But there is a new problem we had forgotten about.  When we go in to tie them up the plant brushes against us and we didn’t spray so now we are both covered with little gigger bites and they itch like crazy.  I am sure we got some from the raspberries too, the darn things are so small you don’t see them and can’t tell which plants have them but I bet all of them do this year.  I don’t think we will for get to spray again.  When it stops raining I need to go out and pick more beets.  I want to try canning a few beets.  I got a recipe from the internet and I need the greens for dinner today so it is a good time to try that.  Have a good 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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