Good Morning, I have been trying for two days to get pictures on my blog and at last I got one.  I still have not found all my papers to tell just when we build each building but I have pictures that prove they were done much sooner than I thought.  I do know the first job we had was to put in the floors, this shows the pergo floors Norman put in the living room, dinning room and kitchen.  We had carpet installed in the bedroom, on the stairs and in the bedroom in the loft.  Then he put in my kitchen down stairs and my sewing room off of this loft bedroom.  Under the eaves on each side of this room is storage space.  On the one side we use as an attic to store things that need to stay warm and dry and the other side is my sewing room .  Then he built the tool shed.  We had planted 8 fruit trees, grapes, raspberries and blueberries so those needed work also.  This picture shows you the tool shed with the wood shed on the left side of it and the green house on the right side.  In the fore ground is the grape arbor.  This worked well for five years and was covered with grapes.  Then in 2011 the top poles broke under the weight of the grapes so after we harvested the grapes last year we cut the grapes back and built a new stronger arbor and are looking forward to as good a crop as we had last year.  As winter set in we buttoned everything up and went to Florida with our daughter Patty for a month.   Time to get to work weeding the flower gardens, more later.

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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