Well the sun is out again.  It rained Sunday morning just long enough to keep me from doing my garden work in the morning so I had to do it in the afternoon which is much harder than in the morning.  I am a morning person and usually what I don’t get done before noon doesn’t get done.  I did pick beans and tend the tomatoes Monday.  Then it rained again on Tuesday morning just long enough to keep me from doing my garden work and again I had to pick the raspberries in the afternoon which was much harder as it was hotter and you have to wear long pants and long sleeve shirts to get into that patch.  Then we made four jars of jelly and canned six pints of green beans.  This morning the rain held off long enough for me to strip the spinach bed and the lettuce patch, then it rained.  You would think with all that rain we would have gotten enough rain but we only got 3/4 of a inch of rain in all three days so if we go two days without rain now we will need to water again before the week end.  The plants don’t mind the drizzle, they are happy to get anything.  This morning I picked the last of the strawberries and this afternoon we have the last short cake.  I think tomorrow with a little sun I will be picking blueberries.  I do need to go to the garden to check on the squash beetles.  Yesterday I didn’t see any but I did get two patches of eggs on one leaf.  If I can keep all the eggs off of the leaves, no beetles will hatch and maybe we will have good squash plants this year.  We did dig another row of potatoes on Monday and an other on Sunday so we have a nice amount out drying on the cellar floor.  Today we canned 7 more quarts, that makes 14 in all now.  We still have lots to do and more to fry.  We have only two more rows to dig.  The third row of beans are starting to bloom so that row will join the other two soon.  There are a few tomatoes set also.  They are looking great.  They liked the rain very much.  I also moved a few brussel spout plants as some hills didn’t produce any seedlings and others had as many as four in them.  Now they are spread out enough to grow well.  I am still having trouble with my Pay Pal.  We wanted to cancele our account but had to wait until we transfere the refunded money to our bank account, then Shirley went on her account and got her bank off and sent me $1.00 to see if it was working right, this gave me 67 cents because they charge 33 cents for a payment from a credit card and I can’t close my account until I empty my account and I can’t send the 67 cents to the bank as you can’t send less than $1.00 so again I am stuck between a rock and a hard place.  I’ll just think about it for a day or two and decide what to do, all I know is I will not leave my bank numbers on that account any longer.   Time to check the gardens.  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. Shirley says:

    Sorry about the 67 cents. If I had known I could have sent $2. We had a wonderful visit and the fresh veggies were great. We go home tomorrow so I will get some from my garden

    • If I understood any of this I would have told you when you called. Could you send me $1 more then I can send you back the money that is in the account and get out of the whole thing. I tried to send it to Norman but couldn’t. We went in today to put more time on our cell phone that we use only for trouble when we travel or to call you and they said the phone was so old we really needed to get a new one and then we could put the time on ourselves. They made it sound so easy to just transfere the time we have on this old phone to the new one but so far we can’t even activate this one. At least there is a phone number we can call to get help so tomorrow we will call and see how to do it. That should be fun too with a dial up we can’t call and be on the computer at the same time and if they ask us to call on the cell phone so we can be on line at the same time you know what happens here!!! I’ll let you know how this works out tomorrow.

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