Tuesday morning after a very busy week end.  Patty arrived on Thursday and helped us pick and can some green beans and zuchinni.  Then we visited that evening.  Friday she helped us pick a few blueberries and she got some blackberries.  She has a conference in NC so wanted some things to bring to eat so she would not have to go out to eat each evening.  Friday Joe called to say they finally got the time off to bring Laura and Luke over for a visit so we got things ready for them to come.  They arrived Saturday evening.  Holly’s mother came with her and got to see our farm, she had never been here to this place, we were so glad she got to come even if it was only for one night.  Landen came too to see all the changes we have made here but he had quite a sore throat and by evening was running a temperature so couldn’t enjoy the short visit very well.  They left Sunday morning about 6:30 and got Landen to the doctor as soon as they got home.  He said Landen had a very bad case of strep throat so we are watching the other two to besure they didn’t catch it on the 15 hour trip over here.  Patty left right after Holly so now we have only Laura and Luke left to visit this week with.  We still spend a couple hours each day in the gardens and pick beans, zuchinni, cucumbers and tomatoes as they are ready.  Right now we are getting just enough tomatoes to eat at meals but within a week we will be canning those also.  We are also getting the raspberry bed back into shape.  Patty and Dad put up the new fences in the raspberry patch and i am tieing the new cane to the wire fence.  Any that can’t reach the fence will be transplanted to a spot nearer the fence.  Dad has enlarged the garden so there is room to move some plants and a chance to have a larger row between plants so we can pick them easier next year.  They are looking good and sending up new shoots every day.  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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