Spring Planting Almost done

Yesterday Norman tilled up the last two rows in the main garden and planted one.  Today he is tilling the corn bed so Joe can help him plant that tomorrow and that will be the end of the planting for a week or so.  I planted the last row with a small patch of lettuce and a good size patch of spinach.  That gives us a little for table use when the other in the kitchen garden is done.  Then I put in 8 zucchini  hills and finished the row with a hill of cucumber at the ends.  The cucumbers have the old tomato A-frames to climb on.  I’ll try to get pictures of those later.  We used to use those for the tomatoes but they are over 6 foot tall and the tomatoes went to the top of them and kept on going but when they get that tall they use all their energy on making a tall plant instead of big tomatoes so now we use stakes and stop them from growing so tall, get much better tomatoes.  Then I went up by the rhubarb and put in four hills of summer squash.  The green beans are starting to show themselves.  They love the sun that we are getting this morning.  They forecast rain tonight and tomorrow but only time will tell if we get it.  They forecasted rain and flash floods all week but we only got the clouds and drizzle, still wet the soil and did not harm.  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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