We started the morning by burning in the burn barrel.  We compost anything that will compost, burn everything that will burn and put the remainder on the land fill which costs 11 cents a pound.  We usually spend about one dollar a month and have to burn every 5 to 6 weeks.  Today was the day, I also had a pile of roots we took out of the new garden space and weeds from the garden plus some old posts and poles that needed burning.  If we just pile those up the whole place looks messy in no time so burning is the best solution.  I do need a new burn barrel so will look for one of those soon.  Then I picked cucumbers and beans before break after which we picked the wild blueberries and the cultivated ones.  After dinner I put up two quarts and one pint of dill pickles and made a blueberry cake.  I still have a quart of blueberries for the fruit cup before breakfast or on the oatmeal, which ever we feel like in the morning.   The UPS truck just delivered my “Neat Desk”  so tomorrow morning we will spend the time after breakfast installing that and then I will spend several days scanning all my material for my Web book.  Right now I spend all my time trying to find material I know I have to write the next part.  I am hoping this machine well help.  Becca is out of the hospital and home on bed rest for the next two weeks.  She started having contractions and the twins are not due until Oct.  Stay down and take care of yourself Becca, tell Chris for me I know he can take care of you as he did it before after the car accident, this is even more important.  I got a letter from Cousin Carl, he has to care for his wife also and he never complains and he doesn’t even get twins for all his work.  I guess we all have our turn at doing two jobs at once.  Good luck Becca and Chris!!  Take care Carl and Alice!!  Everyone 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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