Holly arrived this morning just after we got up, what a wonderful surprise.  I knew they were coming today but no idea what time.  She left right after work and drove all night – 12 hour drive!  She had Papa, Myiah, and Landen with her –  Laura and Luke were so happy to see the family.  Luke took Papa and Myiah around to see the farm and show them what he had been doing for the last week.  After a short visit they were back on the road headed for home.  They hope to get back in OK this evening so they will have tomorrow to get rested up for work on Monday.  Joe had to work so we missed seeing Joe this summer.  Hopefully we will get to visit with him next summer and one year he will get down to Florida when we are there, all depends on this new job, if it is as good as they promised.  I guess now you have to take what ever they dish out if you want to keep a job.  Glad I am not working any longer!!  Dad a I went to work in the raspberry bed and we got all the roots transplanted to nice neat rows so now we have room to walk down between the plants to pick next year.  I got most of them tied up to the fence Patty and Dad put up for me and now before I quit for the day I will go out and water them.  Dad will put some horse manure on the plants and Wednesday we will get mulch to put on the whole bed and it will be set until spring unless they do too much growning and I have to prune again, otherwise I will not prune again until spring and then only to keep them at a height I can pick them.   Now on to the straw berries which need weeding badly.  We had a great visit with the grandkids.  We will miss them but the gardens will keep us busy so no time to be sad.  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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