Another very long busy day.  While Norman took his walk I watered the gardens.  Things are getting so dry with this heat but we are lucky here, our high was 86 today while much to TN was in the high 90’s.  I picked more cucumbers before coming in to breakfast.  Right after breakfast we went to McMinnville shopping and got three dozen more pint jars.  We were back home by 10 am and started in on the things we didn’t have time to finish yesterday.  I made up the zuchinni pancakes while Norman got things ready to can.  We then peeled and cut up the Golden Jubelee peaches.  We had a nice lot of them this year but like the other tree the worms got more than half of each peach so we only got 6 pints of peaches to process for winter.  Next year we will get more as we will spray the trees much better.  We stopped for dinner and then went to work again.  We cut up and cooked the green beans and will fry them tomorrow for dinner,   We processed the peaches and made 6 quarts of dill pickles.  then we washed and sorted the last of the beet greens, cut them up and fried them.  When they cooled we bagged up three meals of greens and froze those.   I double bagged the corn and by 3:30 we were cleaned up and ready to rest.  I have finished the first sleeved on Dyhana’s white sweater and started the second sleeve.  I just hope I have enough yarn to finish it otherwise I will have to wait until next Wednesday to get another skein of yarn to finish it.   Tomorrow morning I will prune the tomatoes and pick the red ones, then after breakfast we can can some of those.  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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