Fall cleaning well underway

I am all done rearranging my hobbies.  I took all the books out of the cellar kitchen and put them into my attic sewing room, the humidity and dust in the cellar was not doing my books any good.  I took the boxes of thread and cloth and put those into the studio where I could get to the boxes easier when I want to start a new project.  I boxed up all my writing since I have not had time to write for some time and have so many other interests right now I can’t think about writing.  So the studio looks like a ware house with almost 20 large boxes all stacked up along the back wall.  I got it all cleaned and now I can get to the computer to use when ever I want to and the upstairs bedroom is all cleaned out ready for Shanti to come for her yearly visit and for Shirley and Lori to come in September.  This will be the first time for Shirley to sleep in my house, I love having family come and wanted a place not piled sky high with my hobbies for them so they know I love having them here.  I found so many things I had forgotten I had that I have spent too much time just looking at these things.   I had saved so many magizines that had interesting article about cooking and planting but with two big stackes of magizines I could not remember what it was about them I wanted or in which book I could find anything.  So I went through those and took out the articles I wanted and put those on my neat desk, now I can search and find them with just a few clicks.  I found some very interesting recipes so have been trying those and adapting them to our way of life.  I have come up with some great tasting meals but it does take time.  Yesterday, I spent all morning cooking dinner.  We had chicken in parchment, a new campfire potatoes, squash, fried red onions, and green beans with mushrooms and onions.  While I was doing this in the kitchen I made the bread and cooked the rest of the chicken for Thursday.  I also got the rest of the shelve in the summer kitchen cleaned and rearranged so I didn’t get much else done.  I have been adding lots of new recipes like this to my personal cook book so I can do some new things for Becca and Chris when we get there.  I think it is important to have three vegetables at each main meal but to do that you have to find interesting ways to cook the old favorites and I have found some great ideas from my magazines.  Now the recipes are handy and the stackes of books are gone to the land fill and I have my shelves backs to use for all my spices and pans.  Still no rain here so weeding is hard and I still have alot of that to do before the beds are ready to leave for the winter.  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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