I think we missed spring this year.  The weather here has been perfect for a summer day.  We are in the high 50’s or low 60’s at night and from 75 to 81 days.  The plants are all confused and blooming much to early.  This same thing happened our first year here, 2007 and then there was a freeze April 21-23 and there were no apples, pears, peaches, or berries that year in the whole state.  If we get a late freeze this year the same thing will happen so we will all be praying alot this year.  My peaches are all set, the pears are blooming for the first time and my golden delious are budded for the first time.  I can’t tell if the winesap will bloom or not yeat.  The blue berries are in full bloom already.  All of the seeds we planted are up, even the potatoes.  If we get a frost, which I am sure we will I will hill the potatoes to protect them.  Everything else can take a light frost so pray for us.  Today I weeded the vegetable gardens and fed the onions and garlic and watered a little.  Norman planted a row of green beans and then weeded some more of the garden where we will plant the tomatoes later in the spring.  Tomorrow I will burn more brush and Norman will weed more of the tomato bed.   Nothing exciting happening here.  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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