Nothing new to report.  We have the gardens all weeded and growing well.  The tomato garden is all ready to recieve the plants if it ever warms up enough to put them in.  The seedlings are trying but they need more sun and heat to get big enough to transplant into the garden so may have to buy some plants.  Last night we had to cover the potatoes again, they are so nice and big we don’t want to take any chance of losing them now.  It got to 36 on the porch where our outside themometer is so I guess it got a little colder down in the garden area.  The days have been so cold there is just now heat in the valley to rise so we are getting the cold with everyone else now.  Tonight we will cover again and then it should warm up into the 70’s and we will be safe for the rest of the month.  May should be safe and we can start thinking of the tomatoes.  This week I want to burn more brush, this will take care of the last brush pile for this year and the trees we cut this spring I’ll burn next summer when they have had a chance to dry well.  I will pick up more downed branches and old trees so the walking in the woods is nicer.  We did get a good chance to spread some fertilizer in the wild blueberries, they are coming along great in a few more years we should have quite a patch of wild blueberries.  They are not as big as the tame ones we have near the house but they have a flavor that the cultervated ones just don’t have and for muffins and cake they can’t be beat.  I like the tame ones for sauces and pies and it looks like we will have lots of them this year also.  We are eating from the garden.  We have greens everyday either beet greens, Swiss chard, or spinach and some days we have some from the freezer such as today.  When I have a roast of any kind I use the greens in the freezer and we still have 6 packages of those.  Then we have a lettuce and green onion salad every day.  I like to have two or three vegetables for each dinner and a salad for supper.  I can’t wait for the new potatoes to come in.  Another couple weeks should see them ready to get small ones.  Have a great day.  Nice to see Joyce is still visiting me.  Nancy are you there?  Click “like” to let me know you are there.

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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