Great to hear from Joyce Larrabee and know you and Don are doing well.  Yesterday I finished up the one row of onions.  I put in 120 onion sets so you see my rows are long.  They are 18 inches wide and 21 feet long so I put in three rows of onions.  When they begin to grow I will thin them and use that for green onions.  Now I have two more rows to weed and plant.  I have almost 400 hundred more onion sets so will have to fine places here and there to put in more onions.  They are good in and around other plants as they help keep the bugs off others.  Norman finished the peas and then tilled up the garden by the house.  Today he planted a double row of beets in that garden, some lettuce, some swiss chard and some carrots.  I can’t eat the carrots but he can and should.  He no longer takes the pill for his eyes so must gets lots of vitamine A and C from his food.  I spent the morning burning.  We compost all the wet garbage and burn in the burn barrel everything that burns and then have to pay 11 cents a pound for things we can’t recycle such as metal, oil etc which we do recycle.  I got all the paper burnt and some of the dead limbs that fell this winter.  Then I started weeding the blueberries.  I need to finish that this afternoon and put on some super sulfur so when we go into Mcminnville on Tuesday that garden will be already for the bale of peat moss.  The berries are loaded with buds so if we don’t get a late freeze we should have a good blueberry crop this year.  The peach trees are both in bloom.  We asked one of the farmers in this area what to do for the bugs that damage the peaches and he gave us advice as to what he does so hopefully we will get lots of really good peaches this year.   Have a good day and let me hear from you.  Stay well.

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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