Here are my lillies.  They are just about finished now and the glads are starting to bloom.  Behind me you see the raspberry bed.  There are still about two more pickings to come from that and I should get about a quart each time, then they will be done.  Behind me and to the left is the blueberries.  There are only about 7 bushes that have any on them and they are just starting to ripen.  Up the hill from those are the grapes.   Yesterday it rained all day.  In the last 36 hours we have recieved 3.2 inches of rain.  Some of it come down fast and hard so the mulch in the blue berries washed out a little.  Today we will rake that back up into the blue berries.  I haven’t looked at the tomatoes yet but with that heavy rain I bet some of those need tieing up again.  We did go to the farmer’s market and brought a quart of the raspberries to the lady I get the broccolli from.  She wasn’t there but her husband was and he said she would be thrilled with those.  I got a few onions  and a small basket of peaches and some advice on how to handle my peaches next year.  They call for rain every day now through the week end so maybe I will make another batch of fruit cakes and set them to age for the holidays.  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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