Got out early and picked the tomatoes.  With the few we had from yesterday, after we ate our fill for supper, we have a twenty pound box full to can this morning.  I tied up some tomatoes and cut some but it needs a lot more.  I think now I know waht a sucker is but it is too late for this year.  Next year we will do it differently and get larger tomatoes, maybe.  I do find it hard to cut healthy looking sprouts but now know why it should be done.  Same with the peaches, I must thin early!!  It is a hot day today, it was 74 degrees outside at 6 am and 80 in here and 81.5 by 7:30 so we have put on the AC,  We set the AC at 80 so it doesn’t cool it mych but at least it takes the humidity out of the air so it feels cooler.  The cellar has the dehumidifier so it is cooler to work in and that is where we will be for the canning.  The afternoon will be spent knitting or scanning with my “neat desk”  I want to scann all of Web’s receipts.  Time for breakfast   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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