OH, my aching back!

Yesterday we got the car unpacked and all our things put away and the things we left here we inventoried so we would know what we need to buy when we go to town.  The nearest store is 20 miles away so you really need to know what you want before going as you can’t just run back to the store for something you forget.

The ground is so wet we can not till the soil so we can’t start the planting just yet.  They are forecasting rain every day this week so it may be some time before it dries out enough to plant.  In the meantime we have lots to do.  It was not raining when we got up so Norman took his walk and I weeded and cleaned up the aspagrass bed then after breakfast we called and got the cable TV working and the new password for the Wifi so my printer would work.  Norman worked on cutting up the large branches and trees that were down.  Looking closer at the damage it looks like a wind storm or wind devil that came through as it was not just old dead trees that got snapped off but many large healthy trees as well.  The afternoon has been spent by Norman with the chain saw cleaning up more downed trees.  He has a long way more to go and then when it dries out some he will bring all the wood to the burn barrel and I will burn it.  Right now we can’t use the tractor.  We live on the side of the mountain and when it is so wet like it is now the tractor can’t get any traction so is of no use to us until it dries out some.  I spent the afternoon cleaning up the front flower boxes.  The spring bulbs are starting to come up but all four of them need more soil added this year.  So when we go to town I will get some good potting soil and some pansies or other flowers that can take the cold spring nights so the front will have some eye appeal for anyone who comes to see the house.  I hope Hugh Hale gets the house listed and we get some interest in the farm.

Tomorrow we will work on cleaning up the downed trees, weed the blueberries and clean up another flower garden —If it don’t rain.   If it does we will spring clean the outbuilding. Winter is hard of them as the mice and other small animals like to take shelter in them and they leave the place rather dirty.  Now it is back to my knitting for next Christmas.  Have a great day.  OH, to days temperatures were 42 low 55 high – not bad!!

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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