A Vacation Revisited

I got some pictures of the family visit from Chris’s Facebook page and had a nice afternoon remembering a wonderful visit.  1907746_10204177866599403_8981156824124976595_n

This is James dressed up in his costume, without his hat, playing King with Gina as the queen behind him.10520888_10204177866319396_5188266361853342701_n

And here comes the queen ! These are two of the costumes I made for them to play with while visiting us and then to take home to play dress up 10518977_10204177862559302_1932671874668745870_n



This is James and Grandad going to the garden.  They loved picking the vegetables.10557441_10204177868199443_4283747710830466593_n

This is Becca she held the basket while the kids helped us pick the vegetables.  Those white lines kept the deer out for a while but now they go in anyways.  They love the new beans so much nothing will kept them out.10580229_10204177867199418_3557196868761682661_n

When we dug the last potatoes for them, the kids picked up the small ones, then Colby wanted to put them all in his basket but he had trouble hitting the mark.10563176_10204177863439324_237112386142925554_n

Another favorite thing was the evening fire.  Here is Colby helping his father build the fire.  Everything was rather wet that first night so this was a big job!  All in all it was a wonderful vacation and hope we are here another year for them to come.

Yesterday a front came through and we had one cell that caused a very bad blow.  It was the strongest here that we have ever seen and it blew down the corn.  It was just getting big enough to make us think we might get some more but Norman went down and hilled up what he could and removed the  ones that were broken and of course those were the ones that were all tasseled out and the silk was all formed.  We may get a few ears and we may not only time will tell.  Mother Nature just loves to give us false hope and then slap us down.  But we have had enough from the garden so we are not going to complain.  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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