Raspberries Getting There

The heat is still with us so things move a bit slower.  The temperature is only in the low 80 here on Baker Mountain but the humidity gets high in the afternoon so working in the gardens just isn’t worth it.   I sewed on my newest dresses while Norman took his walk, then after breakfast Norman and I went down to the big garden and he showed me what he has been doing.  It looks good.  He has dug up all the weeds under and around the fence and cut the grass all around the garden.  The lines we put up to keep the deer out worked for a while but now the deer go in at their pleasure so next year he will put up a second  fence, five feet outside the first one.  That way the deer can’t just jump over the fence to get in and we will not plant any green beans after the potatoes come out.  That seems to be just too big a temptation for the deer.  Then I came up and worked on the raspberries again.  There are three aisles in the raspberries and now I have two done.  I tied up all the canes in the second aisle and started the third aisle.  I also dug up about a dozen roots from the raspberries that started new roots in the aisles and put those into a pail of water and will get some dirt tomorrow morning and plant those for next year.

I made egg rolls for the first time and they came out very good.  I have to collect my meatless recipes for when Shanti comes , which will be next week.  Can’t wait to see her.  The humming birds are still here but not eating as much so they must be getting ready to fly south- sometime in the next month.  I will miss them.  I love to sit and watch them.  Tomorrow I hope to finish the raspberries.  Norman is still picking up the area and has quite a pile of branches to burn so will do that tomorrow.  No good news from Whitwell but the real estate agent promised to call today and give us an up date but have not heard from her yet, hope that means something good in the works. I am an optimist aren’t I?  Have a good 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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