Another busy day.  Still no rain so as soon as i got up I went down to water the gardens.  The tomatoes are looking great.  We should be canning some next week.  After breakfast Laura and I did some cooking.  I made bread and Laura made some chocolate chip cookies, both things came ut great.  We will have the bread for supper, everyone likes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Lauras cookies are almost half gone already – Luke loves them and Grandad ate his share also.  Yesterday we canned 6 pints of green beans and garlic and 6 pints of zuchinni in tomato sauce.  Then we put up 6 quarts of dill pickles while Laura made some lemon aide syrup.   I picked the vegetables before breakfast and after breakfast we went to the farmer’s market and Walmart to get the lemons.  We got corn on the cob and potatoes at the farmer’s market.  Next year we will plant lots more potatoes.  I hope to plant some sweet potatoes also.   This noon we tried one of the butternut squash.  it was good but could stand to be on the vine a little longer so I won’t pick any more until mid Aug.  Some of the butternut squash look as big as hubard squash.  i guess they really like the horse manure!    Only three more day with the kids so we have to make room for one more day baking with Laura, she wants to make some cookies to take home when she goes and we want to have French bread pizzas one night.  Maybe Saturday would be a good day to do that.  tomorrow I will have to pick the vegetables again and can them.  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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