Long long day today.  I went down to the garden first thing when I got up and picked 20 pounds of tomatoes.  Then I got all the green beans that were ready.  Right after breakfast we started peeling tomatoes, by noon we had peels, deseeded, and chopped up all 40 pounds of tomatoes, that is yesterday’s box and the new one today.  We left the speghetti sauce on cooking slowly and had dinner.  After a short 15 minute nap we started processing the jars and got 13 quarts of speghetti sauce and 8 quarts of tomato juice.  As Web says,”done a good days work”  We finally sat down at 4:30, had a small drink and got supper.  Tomorrow I will pick tomatoes but not can them until Monday because tomorrow we need to pick grapes and make jelly and/or juice depending on how many fully ripe bunches I find.  For jelly I need some green grapes but I want to pick the very ripe ones first so the animals don’t come in a eat them all since they are now down so low.  Too tired tonight to ramble so have a good 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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