The Phantom

We are still fighting something in the garden.  I don’t see how he gets in without tangling the lines unless he is a very small animal.  Norman thinks the tracks today look like a deer but I still think it is a sunk or rabbit.  Either way it is eating my bush beans.  It does not touch any other plants, just the tops of the bush beans and they are now growing beans so we should be getting a few.  Today I got just 5 because of some varmint eating the tops.  He didn’t go near the trap or the lower parts of the beans, always eats from the top down so maybe it is a deer getting in but I don’t see how without touching or knocking down some of the other plants.  Oh well, maybe bush beans will be off our list of plants we can put in down there.   I went through and squished all the cabbage worms I could find and discovered a cauliflower that is ready to pick, still small but big enough for one meal and that is all I need to start picking them.  If I wait until they are all full grown we only get one meal fresh and have to freeze most of them so we pick just as soon as they are big enough to do so as we like them fresh best.   Now all we have to do is find a way to grow enough beans to can.  We will try pole beans and see if that does any good.

I looked at the Carver page and found the pictures are all gone ,so yesterday I went back to the files and got copies of the pictures on my flash drive, then put them on my lap top and will try uploading them back onto the page.  Wish me luck, I am not very computer savvy but I try when I know what I want the darn thing to do.

This morning I did the first stitching  on the petticoats and aprons and more stitching on the corsets for the girls with their play outfits.  I have just one more corset to cut out for each and finish  sewing the things I have started and I will be done the whole outfit for each.  Should be done by next week.  Then I can do costumes for the twins and a dress for the newest great grand daughter who is due soon.   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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