We kept busy all day.  I started out by picking the green beans.  I got all that were ready, then tied up tomatoes and pinched off suckers.  Then picked squash bugs and picked as many wild blueberries as I could find.  Then it was time for breakfast.  I got enough wild blueberries to make the cake for Shirley and Frank for Saturday’s dinner so I got a few cultivated berries for our fruit dish for breakfast.  We have a dish of fruit every day to start breakfast.  We always have 8 to 10 cherries for our joints, 6 to 8 gin soaked raisens for our joints, and two figs  for the fiber and minerals.  Then I add any fresh fruit I can find.  This week I got some grapes and I still have a few small oranges so we share those and today I add half a dozen big blueberries.  Then we always have oatmeal and lately we have been adding a tablespoon of wheat brane for the extra fiber and the sweetness it gives, and a table spoon of raisens for the added flavor.  After breakfast Norman went down to water the garden as everything is dry again.  We don’t get enough rain when it comes to do for more than a day.  I started my cooking by chopping the ham and cheese for the country biscuits and scones.  I wanted chopped green onions in the buscuits so had to go down and get some from the garden and when I got there Norman discovered squash bug eggs on the zucchine so I stayed to help get all the eggs.  Much easier to kill them when they are in the eggs stag than to wait and try to get the bug when they grow up.   Then I came back and made two batches (30) country biscuits and 30 scones.  This was my first time on the scones and find I like them very much so will do them again.  Norman watered the gardens here at the house.   We always stop at 10:30 for a cup of coffee and tea and a biscuit for a short rest.  Then it was back to work.  Norman did some weeding but I would not let him do much as his back is still very painful.  After dinner I talked Norman into taking an asprin for his back, I am sure one asprine will not do him any harm and where he does not take any pills now one asprine is all he needed to make his back feel much better so he could take his nap after dinner.  The afternoon is always a little slower.  I got the biscuits into the freezer and organized the small freezer and then worked on the sweater I have been working on.  I got it all done this evening only to find I had sewed the pocket on the back of the sweater instead of the front so had to remove that.  Tomorrow I’ll sew it on where it should have been all along.  Tomorrow I need to make bread first thing.  Then do the gardening work and wait for Shirley to get here for an afternoon visit.  Can’t wait, this is our first company this year so even if it doesn’t sound like a big deal to most people, it is to me.  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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