Canning beans again

It is so great to feel well again.  I went out first thing this morning and picked beans, then checked out the garden to pick whatever should be picked.  I got a small butternut squash that needed to be picked, four tomatoes, and a Chinese cabbage.  After breakfast Norman went to the garden to finish the tomatoes and then he weeded the blueberries so we can fertilize them and put on a nice coat of peat mulch.  I made four batches of brownies and got those into the freezer.  They make the best quicky desert and I like to have a bunch in the freezer, now I do.  After break we did a little canning.  We got four pints of green beans and two pints of zucchini with tomato.  When the pressure cooker cooled off enough to open it Norman took the jar out to finish cooling but when he pick up one jar the whole bottom come off and the beans went all over the canner.  We have never had that happen before so there is always a first time for everything, there must have been a fault in the jar since he didn’t hit it on anything.  We took it easy this afternoon.  Tomorrow I want to weed my raspberries and check on the 20 pot I have bushes started.  They look like they are doing well.  I am not sure we will use them now because we are so busy with what we have we aren’t sure we want to enlarge the farm anymore.  Mary may get more plants than she wants but she may be able to sell them at the farmer’s market, I don’t want to that’s for sure.  I just like growing them.   Not enough time tonight to do Auntie’s diary so will wait until tomorrow morning.   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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