Author Archives: Carol (Ouma) Petts

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.

Farmer’s Garden

My gardens are growing well or at least most of them. My bulbs are not coming up and never will as the squirrels dug them all up and ate them. Also my peas are most gone, there are only two … Continue reading

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Patty got home from her vacation Tuesday night and woke up full of energy Wednesday morning so we started setting up my gardens. We got the potting soil, mulch and a bird bath. We started by pulling out the cherry … Continue reading

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Busy Day

I have so many irons in the fire right now it makes for a very busy day. I stayed in bed and wrote my letters until Everyone got off to School or work. That way I stay out of their … Continue reading

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In Heaven Again

A farm may not be heaven to everyone but to me it is the nearest thing to heaven on earth that I know of. A school teacher without a class room to teach is happy all summer but when Labor … Continue reading

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Off To See The World.

Patty left this morning for her trip to Paris. She should be there later tonight but of course it will be tomorrow morning there so I hope she gets a lot of sleep on the plane. We have all been … Continue reading

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Help in The Kitchen

Very busy today but didn’t get much done. Day started early for me when James didn’t feel good and needed to stay home from school sick. Patty wasn’t sure if he really was sick but he didn’t look good and … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

Nothing earth shaking was done today. I spent the morning finishing up several projects and then spent the after noon crying over the fire in Paris. Just one more proof that the world is going crazy and we will never … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Last Day

This is the last day of Patty’s break and my last day to do just as I please. It has been a nice week. Otis and I have no duties or obligations to anyone else. The kids have come over … Continue reading

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A Penny Saved

I am getting good at this, giving my family an update daily when I don’t do anything to report on. However today I do have something to tell you about. Back when I got my first dog, Serna Sky, I … Continue reading

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