I have tried for three days to get a picture of my tomatoes on but with no luck so will have to go with out.  My tomatoes are now at the top of their surports so we have to cut the tops to make them stop growing, and we are cutting off the extra branches to make them work on the fruit.  Most of them are now loaded with tomatoes and after three days work we have them all tied up.  Shirley, I found a good use for all that lace you gave me, we use it to tie up the tomatoes, it works just right.  Norman’s hand from the scorpion stings is quite swollen and awful looking.  The finger looks like a big blood blister on the top of it and the whole finger is swollen.  The second sting was on the same hand but at the base of the little finger.  That has one big blood blister looking ugle thing and the whole hand is swollen from that.  It does not hurt any more or itch but he does keep ice on it when ever he sits down and that helps.  Patty, I don’t know if it helped but he did take a tic pill and that seems to have take the pain away.  I hope he is doing right to try and treat it himself but you know him, he won’t call the doctor unless his hand falls off.  He doen’t feel sick or get dizzy and no numbness in the hand so I have to let him go it himself.   Yesterday, I picked and canned 7 pints of zuchinni with the tomato sauce, two pints of green beans and one pint of beet greens.  We put the netting over the brussel spouts, broccilli, swiss chard, and lettuce and that has stopped what every animal it was eating my vegetables  so yesterday we had a nice big meal of swiss chard and green onions.  Right now it is getting very dark and windy out so will rain hard soon,  a good day to  write letters. Tomorrow we should be back to another picking of raspberries, should be a small one now as they are almost gone.  Have a great 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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