This is most of the lower garden.  Some plants have gotten bigger such as the melons in the forground and some have been eaten off by the animals such as the broccoli just in front of me.   You see only part of the zucchini, none of the cukes and butternut so the garden is a bit bigger.  Shirley, note the lace fence.  It does nothing to keep out the raccoons or opposiums but it does a great job keeping out the deer.  I read about this kind of fence in one of my gardening magazines and tried it last year on the blueberries and it worked so tried it here in this garden and it worked!  before we could not plant anything but tomatoes down there was the deer ate them right away.  This fence and the one up nearer the house combined with Ken’s dog have moved the deer’s trail further up the mountain as even my hostas in my woodland gardens have not been bothered so far by the deer.  Last week we got some peaches at the farmer’s market and they were very good so this week if the same farmer is back I want to see if I can get a deal on about a bushel so I can can some for our breakfasts.  It would be nice to have something beside the dried fruit for breakfasts.  Our peaches aren’t doing much and I am told it is because I didn’t prune out the peaches when they were little.  I am told I need to leave only one peach per bunch so the tree can suport the fruit.  Next year I’ll do that.  We had more rain last night and now we are in for a big time heat wave.  Nashville is talking 99 to 100 by the week end.  That will mean we need to turn on the AC.  We’ll see!  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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