This up and down spring!

When we came home it was cold but there were signs of spring in the gardens with the crocus in bloom and the daffodils budding.  The first cold week took care of the crocuses and last night took care of the daffodils.  I do still have the hellabors blooming and they are pretty.  I have no idea what we will have still alive after this week’s freeze but we can always hope.

I have enjoyed talking to Dagmar from Germany.  She saw my family tree and found we have a common ancestor.  She wrote and filled me in on the branch there in Germany and told me how Georg Baker came to American and why he stayed.  I love hearing from relatives I never knew I had.  If there is any one else out there that thinks they are related to me please do write and maybe we can piece together the line enough to find a connection.   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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2 Responses to This up and down spring!

  1. Shanti K Khalsa says:

    We finally have good weather here in NM. And the bokchoy is starting to break ground! Hope it is getting better in TN.

    • Hi Shanti, Nice to hear from you. We are warming up a little but still not normal. We do get into the low 50’s in the day when the sun is out but nights are still hovering right around 30 with no real change in sight. The lettuce has decided to come up but that is all. The fruit trees look as if they might make it but now we do need some insects to venture out to pollenate them and so far the fly catchers and the blooms are still waiting for them. I am writing out lesson plans for Holly as she wants to home school Luke. I hope she can follow what I write, it is so hard at a distance. I’ll write to you later. Love Mom

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