Got started early yesterday morning because Patty was coming in the afternoon and I had some baking to do.  I made a blueberry pie and picked a few extra blueberries to put aside for breakfast.  Then I made two loaves of bread.  After breakfast we went to the garden to find the cucumbers and zuchinni meeded picking again so we did that and picked the beans.  We sliced the cucumbers and put them on ice to be made into bread and butter pickles, they had to sit in salt and ice for at least three hours.  I juiced the last few raspberries I had gotten from pruning out the dead cane and made one jelly jar of raspberry jelly.  I cooked the dried beans that had soaked all night and got two pots of New England styled bake beans on to cook for supper.  Then made blueberry pan cakes for lunch.  We always stop for a nap after lunch but before Dad got to sleep Patty arrived.  She got an earlier start than she planned so got in there about one o’clock.  We visited for a short time then went to can the two pints of green beans and 6 pints of zuchinni  in tomatoe sauce.  Then we took Patty on a tour of the farm.  She was duely impressed at how it has grown while the brown bread was on steaming for four hours.  The beans and brown bread came out very good and we all ate too much.  Joe called to say that Laura and Luke would be coming over to visit for a week or two.  They hope to be here Monday, Hurray!!  We look forward to their visit, I will get Laura cooking, it is always fun to have someone help me cook.  I bet we even get Luke cooking cookies anyways.  This is turning into a wonderful summer.   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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