This was the hottest day so far here on the mountain, it hit 90.1.  I watered the garden early this morning before breakfast and picked the tomatoes, I got about 12 pounds.  Tomorrow I will pick again and then can some more speghetti sauce.  After breakfast we went to McMinnville to the farmer’s market.  I found some nice peaches so bought a basket and we canned those.  I got 5 1/2 quarts of sliced peaches, and save out four to eat fresh for our breakfast fruit this week.  I also talked to the farmer who raised them and he told me what I needed to do for my trees to get the same good looking peaches myself.  I think that is what I like best about the farmer’s market, everyone is so helpful, when I find someone with really nice looking produce I ask them their secrets for growing them and they always take the time to tell me what they do.  Each one has a different secret and by taking each and adapting it to our farm I am learning what to do to get all the plants I want to grow.  We got a dozen ears of corn from John, the corn we got last week was so good I just had to have some more to eat fresh.  It was very good but of course not quite as good as the ones we went right to his farm for as it was picked several hours ago.  We had a nice meal of it this noon and some to heat up for tomorrow and some cut off the cob to make fritters. At $3.00 a dozen it is a wonderful buy.  Got another pair of slippers knitted the afternoon.  Only a dozen or so pairs more to go!!  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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