Yesterday a line of storms came through Central TN and when we went out to pick lettuce for supper it started to rain.  I thought for sure we would get some rain this time but when I checked the rain gauge this morning I was disappointed again.  There wasn’t even enough rain to get the bottom of the rain gauge wet, just a few drops on the side so I started the day watering again.  The gardens look good but only because we are watering every day.  I spent the rest of today moving my hobbies around.  I got all my writing material moved up here into the old sewing room, which is an attic space under the eaves and moving all my sewing material and machine down into the studio.  Now I am ready to do some sewing for my great grand daughters.  I waited so long to get a girl in the family!!  The grand daughters are all grown up and don’t want dolls or doll clothes any more.  So today I cut out a Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy for Dyhana.  Over 30 years ago I made a set for my first grand daughter, Celina.  She still has hers, it isn’t very pretty to look at any more and it has been through the mill but she is still very dear to Celina.  I hope Dyhana will love hers just as much.  I will make another set so if Gina would like one I will have it for her when she comes up in July.  I also want to make a couple costume dresses for Gina.   She likes to play dress up just as her mother did 25 years ago.  Becca wasn’t as much into dolls when she was little as she was in dressing up in princess dresses.   Tomorrow is the Annual McMinnville plant sale so right after breakfast we will go into town and see what they have for plants.   Then we can do our weekly shopping when we are done.  We leave here just once a week so save all our errands to do that one day.  This week we are later so it has been ten days since we went into town so we have several stops to make but have to be back home by noon for dinner.  Tomorrow is speghetti cause we can get that ready quickly when we get home.  We still have about 20 jars of last years speghetti sauce so have plenty to last until the new tomato plants start producing.  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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