Busy morning as usual.  I picked the tomatoes and green beans.  I got a nice big batch of green beans, cut them and cooked them for ten minutes.  I took out two good sized servings to fry for dinner and put the rest in the refridgerator for the next meals later this next week. The tomatoes were not a full load so we combined them with the ones we picked yesterday and we cold packed them for Patty.  It gave us 6 quarts for her.  The last of the tomatoes in the garden we will eat fresh or cook for a meal that day.  I will call John and order three boxes for Wednesday and we will work up a box and a half on Thursday and again on Friday for Patty and Becca.  The next week we have to go to have Norman’s shot in his eye so no tomatoes that week and if there are still tomatoes available we will get three more boxes and call it enough.  I had wanted to do 150 quarts but will not come anywhere near that I’m afraid. Then just before dinner I made two loaves of bread and got that on rising so it will be already for supper.  There is nothing better than hot bread for supper!!  Tomorrow we will work on the grape arbor and raspberry bed, I hope and then next week we can finish the jelly.  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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