Heat Wave is Back!

The days are hot and dry again so we do all our work in the morning.  This morning I went out at 6:30 to pick beans and got a nice mess of them.  Since Norman had his open heart surgery he has walked 2 – 3 miles each morning and that is very important so while he is out walking I pick the vegetables for the day.  I also got two more zucchinis and a cuke.  Then after breakfast we went into McMinnville to the farmer’s market.  I got some apples from John and asked about cucumbers for canning.  He didn’t have any small ones but found me a farmer who did and who would sell me all I wanted for $1.00 a pound.  That was well below the $2.00 for a little tray of them that everyone was asking.  I got 9 1/2 lb enough to make some dill pickles for Tom & family.  I aways give them some for Christmas but this year my cucumbers have not done well at all so thought I could not make them.  Thank goodness for John!!  Then we stopped and got some meat for the freezer and came home to can 3 1/2 quarts of green beans and 3 quarts of zucchini with tomato sauce.  Tomorrow I will make an apple pie and freeze four apple pie fillings from the new apples I got.   And I’ll make the pickles –  NOt today, have already worked until I got a back ache so will take the rest of the day off.

May 1, 1932  Sun.  Cold.  sit around went to church & S.S

May 2.  Mon. Fair  Washed & ironed & sewed.  aunt Ella Young died this a.m.

May 3.  Tues.  Fair  did house work & went over to Helens.

May 4.  Wed.  Fair  Did house work    went to Aunt Ella funeral    left Helen at Angie’s   stay with Maurice. (this is her brother)

May 5.  Thurs.  Fair    Came home.  Ruth came home today.

May 6.  Fri.  Fair  dug some dandelions.  Went over to see the baby.  Lizzie Harrington died today.

May 7.  Sat.  Cloudy.  Did house work & went to Keene with Gertie.

May 8.  Sun.  Fair   Went down to Mrs Kennistons, to Helens in evening   wasn’t any church.

May 9.  Mon.  Fair   Did house work.  Started cleaning    Went to Lizzies furneral.

May 10  Tues.  Fair    Cleaned big room & went over to Heles a minute.

May 11.  Wed.  Fair & cold   Didn’t do much cleaning   went to Ladies Aid in P.M.

May 12.  Thurs.  Fair   Cleaned children room & washed, ironed curtains at night    went to Helen’s in P.M.

May 13.  Fri.  Fair   Did house work & cleaned my room.   Mable Patterson went to Hospital   I went up to help Ned a few hours.

May 14.  Sat.   Fair   Did house work  S.P. went to Keene & Swanzy.

May 15.  Sun.  Fair   Went for ride with Herman’s folks   Called at Track camp.  Went to church at night.

May 16   Mon.  Hot    sherman painted kitchen and I cleaned  Pd Sherman $3.00

May 17.  Tue.  Fair   Went to Helens    made slips & cleaned cellar.

May 18   Wed.   Fair & cool    Did house work & cleaned front stairs &  walls.  Didn’t feel very good   cany sick

May 19  Thurs.  Fair  did S C room.  Went to Keene and planted nusturms   S.P. planted my beans & beets.

May 20.  Fri.   Fair  Did house work & got supper    had Guy & family for supper  S.P. went to Keene.

May 21   Sat.  Fair & cloudy   Did house work  and helped with girls supper   took care of Warren for rest to go to Keene.

May 22.  Sun.  Cold   Did house work  and went to church & S.S

May 23  Mon.  Fair & cloudy  did big wash and made a couch cover.  S.P. planted peas up to Curts.

May 24  Tues.   Fair  Did ironing and cleaned sitting room part  made chasions.

May 25  Wed.  Fair  Finished setting room   didn’t do much in P.M.   Helen Morton was here.

May 26.  Thurs.  First thunder storm  Cleaned pantry & two cubbords.

May 27  Fri.  thunder shower   Cleaned dinning room,  shed & Radio room.

May 28  Sat.  Fair & cool   Did cooking & house work   went to Libary in P.M.

May 29  Sun.  Fair & cold   Did house work and went to S. S. & to church.

May 30.  Mon.   Fair    Was sick in bed all day.  Stomach on the blink.

May 31   Tues.  Fair & Cold    Didn’t do any work   felt pretty mean.   Set out tomatoes.

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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