Time to Burn

Yesterday we spent the whole day in a cloud.  It didn’t really rain but as you walk through the cloud you pick the water right out of the cloud and the temperature never moved all day.  At 6 am it was 50 degrees and the only movement was to drop to 49 after dinner.  Just too miserable for me to work out side so I stayed in and cooked.  Norman went out and moved brush down to the burn barrels  He got two big piles moved and today we are burning it.  We also had lots of paper to burn.  While we were in Florida we could recycle some papers but any mail with our name on them or with personals information Norman saved and brought home for us to burn.  Here we burn anything we can instead of taking to the land fill where we have to pay 11 cents a pound to have to dumped and then Norman is  afraid of some one stealing his identity.  I don’t think anyone else would want to be Carol Petts but if he feels better I’ll burn it all.

I think I told you about the old butter churn I have on my front porch.  We have had a squirrel that comes up to lap it for years and this year he has started to chew at it some.  Now we have two that come and when they get here at the same time it is fun to watch them fight and chase each other.  Our windows go almost to the floor so I can sit here in my chair with my feet up and watch them.  Our house is just part of the forest.  No cars come down our drive so the animals aren’t afraid of the being disturbed.  We will miss this private place when we sell, but sell we must before it gets to be too much for us.  Until then 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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