Yesterday was a good day to work outside but a bad day to work on the computer.  I could get my mail but could not get to my blog so no new message yesterday.  I did do some weeding and then picked five zuchinni and a nice batch of beans.  I canned three pints of beans and two pints of tomatoes and zuchinni.  I used the speghetti sauce for the tomatoes that I still have left from last summers batch.  I don’t like plain zuchinni in the can but I used to like the canned tomato and zuchinni I got in the store so thought it was worth a try.  I don’t care for it frozen except grated for either bread or pancakes and that does not take much when you have a lot of zuchinni which we should have this year.  Yesterday I fried some zuchinni and put grated cheese on it at the last minute and that was very good.  I guess we like the fried vegetable better than the boiled which was what we always used to have.  I just have to be careful and not use too much olive oil as I can’t digest much fat.  Today we go to McMinnville to the farmers market.  I hope to get some broccilli cheap for freezing.  There are two older ladies that grow lots of it every year and they sell it for a big box for $5 and one box is all I need to freeze for the winter.  I have four plants growing that I will use for eating fresh.  I love broccilli custard.  I am finding so many new vegetable recipes that we love so I almost never just boil the vegetables any more.  We have been trying out different recipes so when Shanti comes we will have some good ones to serve her. I have a new flour coming this week called stefl flour I think.  Any ways it is for people who are allergic to wheat flour and I can use it to make cakes, cookies and bread for Bhai Daya if he can come this year.  Time to pick beets for dinner before breakfast.  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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