Rain, Rain, Rain!!

Still have not seen the sun in TN.  We had showers on and off all day but Norman got his walk in this morning without getting wet and I cleaned up the blueberry bed.  I also put on the 90% sulfur, I don’t know what that does for the blueberries but other blueberry farms recommended it and since I have been using it our yield has been so much better.  Tomorrow we are going into McMinnville and I will get some Super Rainbow to put on the berries.  I use that on all my plants it gives them all the trace minerals they need as well as the regular fertilizers.  I also hope to get the new soil and some pansies or other flowers for my flower boxes.  I’ll send a picture of them if I can get them tomorrow.

Nancy you ask for a picture of Nirinjan and I didn’t have a good one but today I found one on Face Book so am sending it for you. 14689_10206079404294607_3995819475354462484_n

This is Nirinjan and Prem Gobin at their first tea party.  11041809_10206079404694617_907709409937439406_n

Here is another of them both.  Now you know why I think so much of her, she is really special to the whole family.

Shirley has her garden all planted in raised beds this year.  I like that but for now they are too small for me.  Someday I’ll have a long growing season like you also and can have just enough garden for Norman and me to have fresh veggies once in a while.

I spent the afternoon starting on my spring cleaning.  Have a long way to go – good thing I have  small house.  Otherwise I would be doing spring cleaning all summer.  Norman got a chance to talk to our neighbor today and found out all the damaged trees came last week from the worse ice storm this area has ever had.  Thank you Shanti.  We stayed in Florida a week longer than usual just to see Shanti and because we were a week late we missed the awful ice storm.  Ken said it was awful, we lost power for 4 hours and couldn’t get off the mountain until the ice melted.  Now the temperatures are in the 50’s at night and low 60’s in the day time so maybe it is all behind us.  I hope so.  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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2 Responses to Rain, Rain, Rain!!

  1. Nancy O'Grady says:

    Thank you Carol. You are right….she is lovely!!!!!! The baby, of course, is precious beyond words! Interesting names!
    Nancy

    • Yes, it took us a while to get used to the names but now we love them and they don’t sound any different to us than the rest of the family. Both Dyhana and Prim Gobin are such sweet girls and so good. Of course Dyhana is getting to the age now she has to try out her powers but her mother very quietly brings her around to what she should do. No big fuss but Dyhana like to push the rules like any other kid. However, with both mother and father working out of the home there is always someone right there to gently push back. Wonderful family!! Love Carol

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