Started in the lower garden first thing this morning.  Norman finished weeding the tomato bed yesterday so spent this morning spreading the truck load of horse manure on the area and some  on the last three rows where we will plant beans and anything else we want.   I hoed the potatoes.  We have 20 foot rows and there are 6 of them so hoeing and hilling those took me all morning and as Web said, “Done a good days work.”  Then I picked green onions for in the mash potatoes for dinner and thinned the beets to fry for dinner.  I got the big colendar full of small beet greens for dinner, those will be so tender and sweet!!  Tomorrow I will need to hill the beets and fertilize them.  Then next week I will be able to get another meal from thinning the beets again.  They need to be fed every time you thin so they will keep growing fast.  They are sweet only if they grow fast, they get woody if they grown slow.   For about 15 years we have been using US Savings bonds as a birthday gift and Christmas gift for all the grand kids and great grand kids and now they government does not sell the paper bonds any more so I will spend the afternoon looking into what to do there.  I can’t see trying to open an account for all 19 of them and it isn’t very exciting for a kid to get a letter saying you got a bond and not to be able to see it and count it with their others.  Why does life always have to change?  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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