I’m Back!

I could not get on yesterday at all.  Norman spent all his free time yesterday working on this darn computer and could not get it to open up at all.  Finally this morning he restored it to two days ago and I got on line.  Well, yesterday we finished pruning the tomatoes and now they look like they have had a butch hair cut.  We picked what tomatoes were ripe and with the ones from the day before we decided there was enough to can.  We peeled and deseeded the whole box and got made up the sauce and got 7 jars of speghetti sauce processed right after dinner.  Now I have 6 quarts of tomato juice that I will heat and process on Tuesday morning when we can more tomatoes.  I guess I will need to buy a couple cases of tomatoes at the farmers market before I get all I need but  will wait until later in the season when the canning tomatoes are cheaper.  I finished Roxanne’s boots and started knitting slippers for everyone.  Norman has put in an order for a pair also so I will have to make a couple dozen pair before winter.  Today is Sunday which means clean the house, write letters to everyone and rest.  I do want to use my neat desk and put in Web’s reciepts and a copy of the bonds we give for Christmas and birthdays.  That way if any get lost we have a record of them.  Then if there is any time left I will start putting in my articles I want to keep handy.  I have the books they are in but I can never find them when I want them so if they are in the folders in my “neat desk” I can search them and get them on in a second, I hope!!  We also need to pick the ripe tomatoes and cukes.  I have almost enough extra cukes to make a cucumber and onion relish.  I found this recipe and want to try it.   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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