Summer is back!!

Went out early this morning because it is getting hot again.  Still no rain so the gardens are dry as dust.  We worked on the large garden, Norman cleaned up the squash bed and dug out the weeds that had grown just outside the bed, that way he could enlarge it just a little when he tilled it.  After all the plants and weeds were taken to the burn barrel he put on a layer of horse manure and tilled it.  This now will be left for next year.  if any weeds sprout I will pull them before they go to seed and leave the bed clean and quiet for winter.  I worked on the bean bed doing the same thing and got it almost all weeded before it got to hot.  I did get a few beans which I put with the ones from the house garden and we had them for dinner, yummy!  Then I picked the tomatoes and sorted them, some for the freezer and some to eat.  Today I boiled the green beans for ten minutes, then sauteed garlic, onions, celery and a couple mushrooms, then added three tomatoes and the pot of green beans. There was enough for us to eat our fill this noon with the left over squash and still have enough for another meal and a few for Norman’s salad tonight, I got a nice batch of beans today. I have been finding some very good vegetable recipes and am saving them so I can cook them all for Becca and Chris this winter, luckily Gina likes vegetable also.  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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