Sunday

This is our day of rest from the work around the farm.  I did pick tomatoes this morning but I picked only the ones that were really ripe so they would not fall onto the ground today.  Tomorrow I will pick all that are red and we will can them.  I bet there will be about 40 pounds ready.  After breakfast I wrote my letters , I answer my mail each Sunday, today it was my cousins Carl and his wife Alice, cousin Mary Lou and daughter Patty.  Norman cleans the house  and then he fixed the fan/light in the bed room and I scanned more of Web’s receipts into my neat desk.  The afternoon we just relaxed.  Tomorrow it is back to work and canning.  We looked at the gardens today and plan now to clean up some of the gardens and put them to bed for the winter and let the soil have a good rest.  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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