Yesterday we went to McMinnville to do our weekly shopping.  We went to the farmer’s market but there were only three farmers there and two of them only had plants for sale so I got a geranimum for the hanging basket on our front porch.  Then we went to Walmart and got the odds and ends of things we needed such as the yarn to finish the Raggedy Ann and Andys, the humming bird food for the feeder (The hummers come to visit us on the lower deck while we had our break.  That is always the way they tell us the feeds need filling)  batteries for the smoke detectors (now we have to wait to hear from the company as they are not working correctly and the contractor did not leave us an owers manuel to see why one is beeping all the time.  They are all hooked together so we can’t just disconnect one and leave the other three going.)  and a few other such things.  Almost no food as we are still working on the freezer and getting so much from the garden.  Today I weeded the aspagus beds and the hosta bed, then picked 2 pounds of spinach to have for dinner.  We are having pork florintine.  This afternoon I will work on the dolls again.  I got one all done, hair and all now I need to get the other five done before I can start on the kewpie dolls.  Today is also bread making day so that got on to rise early this morning and is about ready to go into the oven now.  Almost time to order more flour from Littleton,NH.  I like their flour the best.  I should get some more brand also.  We have chopped oat meal for breakfast each day and we put a tablespoon of brand and a table spoon of raisens in while it is cooking.  the brand gives more fiber and makes it sweeter, while the raisens add another flavor that we like.  Hi to Joyce and Don.  It should be nice a warm up there now.  We are headed into another warm up too so it gets to warm to work much in the afternoon.  Morning, Shanti, did you get your fruit trees sprayed or are you trying to go organic?  With fruit trees I don’t see how anyone can do that completely.  We had a very mild winter so none of the bugs were killed off as they usually are in the winter so without the spray this year  we would have no fruit at all.  Oh, Dad found one more pear on the Moon Glow pear tree when he sprayed it today, so I didn’t kill them all, only two out of the three.  Maybe if he keeps me away from the tree we will get one pear to see what they taste like.  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. Don and Joyce Larrabee says:

    Goodluck on your pear tree. Yes, it is starting to get warmer up here. Nice not to have to run the heaters. It’s been cool evenings. Enjoying your letters. Friends, Don and Joyce.

    • I just got some pictures of the great grand kids. I am going to try and get them on my blog so everyone can see them. This is such a beautiful family. These are the ones I cooked for all last winter. I really got to know them all and love them to bits. They will be up here for a week in July. Can’t wait to see them again. Keep well. Carol

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