Yesterday got so hot I couldn’t work outside in the afternoon so I got a lot of knitting done.  We still have not put on the AC but we use the fans and remain under them most of the afternoon.  I did manage to water all of the gardens before it got too hot and Norman dug more on the new gardens.  The zuchinni are starting to bloom and there are a lot of the female buds so we should have zuchinni coming out of our ears soon.  I will look up new ways to cook them.  I still have three packages of grated zuchinni in the freezer to use.  Yesterday I made up four loaves of zuchinni bread and they come out great.  With bananas priced as they are I refuse to make banana bread anymore so will need zuchinni bread in the freezer to have for snacks.   This morning it is 72 degrees at 6 am and very humid so I will need to get all my work done before noon today out there.  I will go out right after this and pick my strawberries for breakfast and the beets with their greens for dinner.  We have been having the strawberries with the figs, dates and dried cherries in our fruit cup each morning before breakfast.  That starts us off with the fruit needed for the 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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