Went out early before it got warm or rained.  It can’t seem to make up it’s mind this week if it will be sunny or rain.  Last evening we had quite a storm and got 3/4 of an inch of rain.  The gardens loved it.  I went out this morning and finished cutting out the old cane.  Every cane that had berries on it this year needed to be cut right back down to the ground and the new cane needed to be cut off at about 5 feet tall.  Finally got it all done and got another half cup of berries now I need to go up and see if there are any black berries, then I can combine the two and make a little jelly.   Norman put in the last of the posts and put in the cement for all six of them.  Now they have to set and on Thursday we will put up the chicken wire to make three rows of raspberries and I will tie the canes to the wire.  Any that do not reach the wire I will dig up and transplant in beside the wire where we are enlarging the garden.  Then I have to keep the canes cut off so they don’t bend over the wire and try to root into the ground we have all the roots that area can suport.  The butternut squash plants are going wild and trying to take over the whole cleared area.  Next year we will have to plant them in a new bed further away from the main garden so they have room to run without choking out everything else.  Patty arrives on Thursday.  Tomorrow we go to the farmer’s market at 8 am and then on the Murfreesboro for a shot in Norman’s eye.  He is not looling forward to that!  He never likes it but this time is even worse as his doctor, Dr Law, who he likes is not going to be there.  She is having her baby now but will be back for his next shot.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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