Sunday, the day of rest but the honey do list is so long we decided to just take it slow and easy but to keep going.  First of the list of course in the usual Sunday chores, which is clean the house and write letters.  With that done by break time right after break we used two quarts of grape juice and made jelly.  We filled the last 7 half cup jars so now we have the 24 Christmas presents done and we got 5 jelly jars full as well.  I guess four more quarts of juice will finish the jelly making but that is for another day.  After dinner we went out and finished the grape arbor and tieing the prunned grape vines up to the new arbor.  Now when we can work that area again we will put on water, horse manure and mulch which we will get on Wednesday when we go into McMinnville.  It got very hot in the afternoon so it felt good to quit work shortly after three.  We lost power here about that time and just got it back so we are all rested and ready to watch a show on TV.  Tomorrow we need to burn again, so we will fire up the burn barrels and put black plastic under the butternuts that are ripening and under the melons.  I found a melon that the bugs had gotten into so will put the pads under the rest so they can’t get in and rot them.  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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