Nice weather, cool enough to burn brush.  I have the first pile done, Norman took the leaves from that pile into the woods a spread them out as there were too many to burn in the burn barrels.  We have agreed to never cut down a tree again that has leaves on it, they just never go away!!  Now I am working on the big pile in the woods.  Last year we cut trees so the wild blue berries would get some sun and grow well.  There is a large pile of dead branches that were on the ground and small trees that were blocking the sun.  The blueberry bushes are growning well and we will fertilize them but it will take a few years before they get many berries on them and now I have to burn the brush we cleared out.  Last year we burnt the briars so at least we don’t have to fool with those.  I burned all day yesterday and all this morning but have many more days to go.  We have several piles of trees that we cut the last four years and that wood is nice and dry now and all ready for Chris and Becca when they come.  I will cook dinner for them but they will have to build a bonfire every night that it does not rain and cook their own supper.  I am sure that is no hardship for them, right Chris?   Tonight they are calling for frost again.  I don’t think we will get it here but I can’t see taking a chance so we will cover the potatoes and beans tonight and tomorrow night.  Then we are back into nice spring weather again.  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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  1. Trying again Carol . Loved reading your father’s war adventure. Funny, we never talked about it with him. I guess we were too young and foolish for that. Also your ” memories ” made me recall so many good days when Mom and I visited your home summers. Like the mud pies we threw at the house next door and didn’t realize it was also going into the ladie’s pantry window. Plus..she had just cleaned her pantry!!!!! did we ever THINK???
    Much love Carol, Nancy

    • Hi Nancy, it came through just fine and am so glad to hear from you. I hope to get back to the memories soon as that is so much fun to think back on. I wonder who was living next door to me when we threw the mud pies. I bet it was Mrs Cutterhe. I never knew them very well was they didn’t have kids then. Later when I taught the second grade in Dublin they lived next to the school and I had her son in the 5th grade when I changed to that grade also. He was a great kid!! That whole class was great, the best I ever had I think. There were many other children I remember and enjoyed having in my class but that grade, my first was the best. I had them in the second grade, then in the 5th and 6th grade for math and science and when they moved to Peterborough for the seventh grade, I moved also and had them in math there so I guess because I had them for so many years they become my favorite group as a whole class. Keep well and hope the nice spring weather gets to NH soon. Love Carol

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