Yesterday I spent the morning picking vegetable.  I picked and froze three meals of peas.  I picked all the fully grown beans I could find, I dug potatoes, and dug the rest of the garlic.  I brushed the garlic to remove the loose dirt and then tied them up and hung them on the lower deck.  I got 33 more large bulbs and 15 small bulbs and one garlic pearl.   Now they have to hang there for two to three weeks and then I can braid them.  Then just before supper I got some stawberries and we had strawberry sundaes for supper.  Today I picked more beans and we canned 6 pints of green beans with pementos.  It clouded in about noon and we got a good shower.  I don’t know how much rain fell but It was enough to get the gardens wet.  I dug more potatoes today.  The plants that are dieing off I find are being attacked by grubs.  They chew on the potatoes and attack the plant at the ground level.  I will have to watch for them and get the potatoes before they do.  After the shower it dried out quite fast and I got out to pick the strawberries again.  I took all that were ripe and tonight we will have a short cake.  The Star Gazers are in full bloom now so Norman took a picture of them for me.  If I am lucky I will get it on this blog.  Wish me luck!  I made it!  Aren’t they pretty.  I bought four bulbs about

four years ago and now they have multiplied to this many.  Behind them is my purple hydranga.  Norman took a picture of that also so will put them all on here.  The last two pictures are of our blueberries.  I wanted you to see how full the bushes are and how big the berries are.

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:

    Glad you got some rain for your garden. The flowers are very pretty. We had a bad thunder shower last night. Still cloudy today. Have a nice day!

    • We are finally back to a normal temperature. It has been about 10 degrees above normal for the last week and so humid. I got shingles on my leg and that heat really kills it but using alcohol on it has kept it under control and lets me go on with my work. Now the heat is gone both outside and in the shingles so I am happy again. Take care and be happy. Carol

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