I picked tomatoes early this morning and got a 25 pound box full and then some.  With the ones we had yesterday we decided to divide them up into two boxes and do only half today.  We did do a little more than half and got 7 quarts of speghetti sauce done by 2 pm.    I also got some more cukcumbers and by the end of the week we will have to make another batch of relish.   The grapes are starting to ripen good now but they are getting so heavy the arbor broke and one side of the vines were on the ground.  We lifted the broken side up and put two saw horse under that end, just enough to  get the grapes off the ground.  Now if I can get a morning with no tomatoes to can I will start making my grape jelly.  For jelly I need a few green grapes, when they all get purple and sweet I will use them for juice.  Either one we will get a lot as the grape harvest is very large this year.  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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