Another busy day.  I started out this morning picking vegetables and found we had our 20 pound box for tomatoes full again so we had to can spegehetti sauce, we got 6 1/2 quarts processed today.  We also processed 7 quarts of tomato juice.  Then we finished up the peaches.  There were about a dozen and a half that were not ripe when we did the last batch but today they were ready so we peeled and jared those and got two pints of the peaches.  We did not process those as we will use them for our fruit in the mornings for a while.  After dinner the speghetti sauce was cooked so we processed that and then made cucumber pickle and onion relish.   This was our first try at that, we got four pints and a little to have fresh, it was good so I’ll save my big cucumbers for more of that.  We ended the afternoon my grating two large zucchinis and got four quarts of the grated zucchini to freeze for pancakes this winter.  At three we got to sit down and rest for a little while before supper at 5.  Hopefully tomorrow will not be as busy but I will have to pick the green beans, if there are too many I will have to can those and if there are as many tomatoes tomorrow as there was today we will cold pack some jars as we cannot can on Wednesday as that is shopping day.  Time now to relax and watch the news.  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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