Started early this morning and now it is 1:45 and I am finally done.  We picked two quarts of raspberries before breakfast and as soon as we got the dishes one we went to McMinnville to get a truck load of manure.  Mr Rigsby was loading hay so we had to wait about ten minutes and it felt good just to sit for a short time.  He is a hard working man.  He boards four or five horses, he hays several fields and sells that and he holds down a full time job.  I would guess he is about 60 years old and awfully nice.  I asked if he drank and wanted some of the cordail when it was ready,  he grinned all over and said yes he would take some of that.  There was another old guy there too and when Norman told him what went into it he let out a yell and dropped his false teeth, Ken Rigsby just grinned wider.  We got back home in time for a short break of coffee and ice tea and then Norman unloaded the truck and I picked beans and zuchinni.  After dinner we canned two pints of beans, one zuchinni, one beets, one beet greens, and one mixed vegetables. Now we will not can any more for a week or so and just eat from the garden and let them catch up to us.Oh, we did mix up the cordail and set that to age for Christmas.  Now all I need is some raspberries to turn into juice so we can make some with gingerale for the kids at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I am making Luke an argyle sweater for Christmas.  Those were so popular when I was in high school.  Every boy I went with got a pair of hand made argyle socks from me.  I hope Luke likes it. 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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