Yesterday I worked as long as usual but didn’t seem to get as much done.  I guess it is the let down from all the tomato canning.  I picked the tomatoes that were ready or had blemishes on them, then sorted them – some to stuff for two meals, the tiny ones, green ones, and ones with blemishes to cut out, these go right into the freezer then when frozen into a large bag to use this winter in soups, stews, beans, etc – and the rest got skun, deseeded and sqeezed and cooked into tomato paste.  I got twelve cup cake size frozen lumps of tomato paste and a quart and a half of tomatoe juice, finished the job at 6 pm.  Most of that time was in the crock pot so not hard work, just had to keep an eye on it.  I had hoped to do some weeding but I had no ambition by afternoon and it was just such a perfect day I didn’t feel like any work.  So today I need to get to the weeds.  Norman dug up the new squash bed.  He put it way up the hill away from the other garden so the vines can run all they wants to without bothering the other plants.  He then watered the tomatoes that are still alive and sprayed the old squash and mellon plants to kill the squash beetles before we pull all the plants.  Maybe that will keep too many from wintering over for next 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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