We woke up this morning to the rumble of thunder and by 7 it was raining pretty good so with a happy heart we went to McMinnville.  We went to the Farmer’s market plant sale and got to see many of the farmers we have come to know and find out how their winter went.  Brent was there, he is the nurseryman/farmer that we always get our plants from.  He and his father were there and said they had a good winter but like us need rain.  I got a flat for 48 tomato plants for $12.  We decided next year we will get all our plants from him and not try to start any from seeds, I can’t grow my own that reasonable or that good.  I also got four sweet basil and four dill plants.  Then we went on down the line and got four bell pepper plants and a rosemary from one couple and four sweet banana peppers from a young boy who raised seedlings this year for the first time.   Then we went to Fred’s and got 15 boxes of canning jar lids and two boxes of the rings with lids.  They have them on sale this week end and that saves us alot!  Then on to Food Land to pick up a few groceries for the week and into the Quilting Store for some embrodery thread for the Raggedy Ann face.  By the time we got home the rain was gone and the sun was out.  It didn’t rain long here as we got just under 1/2 inch and by afternoon much of it had evaporated from the garden so when we went to put out the tomatoes I watered the garden again.  Things are so dry we need a whole day of rain to make it so I don’t need to water. Tomorrow is house cleaning and letter writing.  I do hope to get just a little sewing done and also want to set out my peppers and herbs but we will see.   Have a good night

 

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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