Another busy week ends.  Yesterday we worked steady from 6:30 to 3 with only time off for meals and a short nap of 15 minutes but we got alot done that needed doing.  I started at 6:30 picking raspberries and got 3 quarts, then started the blueberries.  Norman went for his walk, the first in several days because of his back which is much better and when he got back he started breakfast.  I had two quarts of blueberries picked but stopped to help with breakfast.  After we did the dishes we finished the blueberries and ended with just over 3 quarts.  We then moved on to the potatoes and dug the last two rows of those getting about 2 bushels.  Then I picked the beans and Norman picked the wild blueberries.  I got about two quarts when they were cut up and Norman got half a cup of wild berries.  It doesn’t sound like much but it really is, think of picking half a cup of beebies and you will understand.  They are so small but they are much better for a blueberry cake than the big tame ones that sink to the bottom.  We dressed the tomatoes, tieing up those that needed it and picked out the suckers.  Then I picked about 15 onions and we stopped for break.   Norman had his coffee and donut while we cut the beans and braided the onions.  Then I made the blueberry cake and we went to work on the raspberries and made 4 1/2 jars of jelly, then the blueberries and got 10 1/2 jars of blueberry sauce.  I labled yesterdays 7 quarts of potatoes and stored those and by then it was 3 and time to quit for the day.  Tired but happy to have those jobs done.  There will be more raspberries and blueberries on Monday.  Time now for breakfast so must run.  A big HI to Carl and Alice.  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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  1. Carol, I have learned that Richard Martin lives in Crossville, Tn. I understand that is quite close to you folks. right? He is back there after being here in N.H. for a long visit. Probably catching up on his own home chores but I know he will be in touch with you eventually.

    You certainly are busy folks and work seems to become you both. I believe it is all in attitude and enjoying what you are doing. So keep it up and fill that freezer. All so much better than store bought. I am still eating my asparagus. Have it every night to keep up with it while fresh.When it is gone I’ll wait another yr. to eat it again.

    Time for getting the bird feeders inside before the bear comes calling. Then dinner.
    Love, Nancy

    • Nancy, Crossville is north of us. An easy trip from there to Spencer, the problem comes when you try to get to our house. We are not on the GPS at all. We get no satilite reception here so people get just so far and then can’t find us. Doesn’t that sound just like a place Norman would pick? He got this one by accident but has blessed the day ever since. We use the Garmin to find where we want to go and they have our home on our Garmin but it is a point in the middle of a blank space and we have to go to the top of the long drive before it can pick up our car and give us directions. We are truely in a dead zone, no cell phone service but we do have a land line, town water, and cable so we get all the services we need. I will let you know if Richard calls or comes but don’t blame him if he doesn’t. Most people are very busy and we are not easy to find. Time to get breakfast going. Love Carol

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