We have been planning and working toward the day that Joe and Holly come to TN to live and finally the day has come. Right now they are in OK packing up the moving van and will leave tomorrow morning about 3 am. I hope they have good driving weather!! We have all our ducks in a line here and go down to Jasper tomorrow morning to close on the house. Joe and Holly are coming right into Whitwell to the new house so they don’t have to drive the big moving van into the mountains along these narrow, steep roads. What a wise move that was! He should get in some time around midnight so we are going to sleep over tomorrow night so we will be there to greet them and help them find the way. It is hard when it is dark and you have never been to the house before. I don’t know how they would know it was the right house if there were no one there to signal them. Anyways we can’t wait until the next day to see them so we will take an air mattress and things to have for supper and the next day and spend the night there after the closing. We will have the water and lights all on so it should be fun moving in.
The farm is in good shape to leave for a couple days. You know how it is with gardens, if you leave them for long they go to pot. We will water well this evening and pick the lettuce and onions we need to take to Whitwell and then leave the gardens to luck until Saturday. We will be back here Friday night and hope the rabbits and other varmints don’t find out we are gone. Everything is growing well but this week it is hot and will be for the rest of the week with no rain until Saturday or Sunday. Many of the vegetable like the heat but the lettuce, spinach and a few others prefer a little cooler weather. It is still in the 80’s but with high humidity 85 feels even hotter.
We got the weeding all done again and Norman has started clearing the area around the smaller garden. It has the fence around it for the deer so we decided it might as well be planted also. The soil is so good down there, a few bags of Black Cow is all it will need and we will get some more beans in there. Norman sprayed the fruit trees again today. That has to be done every two weeks or they get full of worms. Right now they look great so hope to keep them that way. I also need to spray the poison oak down near the gardens so when Luke comes over he doesn’t get into that. It is quite painful when you get a good dose of the rash. It is the same as poison ivy but the plants looks a bit different and it grows all over here when ever you clear the land and let a little sun in. After two or three years of spraying it, it does not return so it is only on the newly cleared land that I have to worry about. Have a great day!