The Story of the Mulch

We got all our work done early today so thought I’d write my blog before I go to bed instead of first thing in the morning. Yesterday when Patty got home from her vacation and cleaned up the truck and camper, she drove over and got a truck load of mulch. When she got home with it she said she was afraid she got too much this year. Every year she and Jen spreads mulch on Patty’s plants and trees and then they go to Jen’s house and does the same. This year they also have all the sea grapes and trees on this house. So Patty got the Big Dipper full and that was about twice as much as in past years. When we got up this morning Patty said she was glad she got the Big Dipper full as someone had stolen some mulch out of the truck that was in the drive. They didn’t take it all but they took enough to know some had been taken. Unbelievable, Patty said if they had asked she would have let them take a bagful.
Jen came over at 8am and Patty and Jen started in on the pineapples in the front yard along with the trees there. Then about 9:30 they came to this yard and started on the sea grapes. We had planned to kill the grass around the sea grapes before mulching but I was afraid we could not keep Otis away from the poison so we decided to must mulch and I would get some grass clippers and just cut the grass. We could not use a weed walker because of the damage they do to the young sea grapes. I did the blueberries yesterday because they needed peat moss for their mulch as they need the acidity that the peat moss gives them so when we finished mulching the grapes and the trees Patty and Jen headed for Jen’s house with the rest of the mulch and I watered down the mulch around the grapes, trees and blueberries. By then it was past lunch and I was tired so I had lunch and Otis and I took a nap. Otis was out for the rest of the day. He had supervised the work all morning and that was more work than he had done for a month so he only got up for supper and is now back to sleep. I don’t expect to see him until tomorrow morning. He loves having people outside but most days it is just too hot.
Now my new plants are all set and I will need to water only ever other day for the next week. I did get to do a little work on the Swartz family tree and got a few more pieces into my puzzle.
Shirley sent me some new puzzles so I need to finish up the one I am working on and try one of these new ones.
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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