I spent the day in the kitchen today.  When I have  alot of cooking to do I use the kitchen in the cellar, it keeps all the mess out of the house and is close to the gardens.  It is nice a bright there and with the dehumidifier it stays much cooler down there.  I picked strawberries again and cut those up for short cake, then I made baking powder biscuits to have with the berries.  Then I make two loaves of whole wheat bread and stopped for breakfast.  After dishes I began fixing potatoes for canning.  Norman watered the garden and then came to help me with the potatoes.  We scraped over half of the potatoes we had picked and canned 7 quarts.  The potatoes that didn’t fit in this canning I fried for the freezer and got a gallon bag full for the freezer.   Shirley got into TN today and came over to visit shortly after dinner.  We walked around and looked at the gardens, that is about as exciting as it get around here but we did have a nice visit and got caught up on family gossip.  There isn’t much going on in the family right now thank goodness.  The family is all keeping busy and everything is going smoothly.  We both wished Nancy could be here with us.  She was a sister to us when we were little but now we live so far apart we don’t get to see each other anymore.   Tomorrow Shirley and Frank will come over in the morning and stay for dinner.  They have a beautiful motor home and stay at a local camp ground.  At our age we like sleeping in our own bed at night so they bring their bed with them.  They are stopping in GA and TN to visit other friends before going home again.  Tomorrow before breakfast I need to pick the raspberries again and then I’ll make some jelly before they get here.  There is never a day that there isn’t one job or another that must be done, summers are such a busy time of year and we love it.  Have a good night.

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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  1. Don and Joyce Larrabee says:

    Enjoy your company!

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