Sunday is our day of rest so we cleaned the house and I wrote letters to the family, then we just rested most of the day.  Today it is back to work.  I started the day by picking the rest of the beets and the peaches on the Belle Of Georgia tree.  They are ripe but the bugs got them good!!  We didn’t spray them but once this year and that sure is not enough.  Anyways after those I  weeded the house garden some and then went down to the large garden and picked what was ready.  I got a nice batch of beans, one zuchinni, several cucumbers and several tomatoes.  After breakfast we combined the vegetables that Holly forgot to take and the few we had in the refridgerator and did our canning.  First we tackled the wormy peaches and got one and a half quarts of peach pieces.  Those we did not process but put them in the light syrup and refridgeratored them to use in our fruit cup for breakfasts. Then Norman washed and cleaned the beets and I cut the green beans. Then we did the tomatoes and got the speghetti sauce cooking and it was time to start thinking of  dinner.   After dinner the speghetti sauce was done so we canned two quarts of that and saved one for speghetti this week.  We canned 5 pints of green beans and put bay leaf in them this time.  I am saving the zuchinni for tomorrows dinner.  We are having roasted chicken so will bake the zuchinni and cheese at the same time.  By the time things were cleaned up from that I decided the cucumbers will have to wait until tomorrow morning and then I will make more dill pickles.  I am not worth much in the afternoon, my back gets too tired, I guess my 78 years are catching up to me.  Torrow is another day and plenty of time to do the pickles.  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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