Fighting the Computer

I tried for two hours last night to get on this site to do my blog and had no luck.  This morning I got on the first try.  I can’t stop long as the early morning is my only time to work outside so I can’t waste it on the computer.  It is 70 already outside so I won’t have long to work and I must get the tomatoes picked.   Yesterday we went to the farmer’s market and Walmart.  There wasn’t much we needed but it is the only day we leave here and see the outside world.   I like to talk with the farmers and see how things are going with them.  I did get some apples to make a pie for Norman and some jelly for the family.  Then at Walmart I got the onions I need and I found a “Triple Dipper”  which is a three dish crock pot type food warmer.  I can use it to keep left overs warm at dinner time.   I always have left overs as I like to have at least two or three vegetables at each meal and two or more are left overs that I reheat in the microwave or in a frying pan and to get them all heated and kept warm at the same time while I am trying to cook the main course, sometimes get to be an awful rush.  Now I don’t have to worry as I can heat the left overs up early and keep it warm in the crock pot while I cook the rest of the meal.   I love it!  I did get two loads of mustard green dried and chopped yesterday.  That gives me a full cup of the greens and takes ten hours to do.   I will get another two loads in today and try to get my mustard greens all dried before the rain gets them too wet to dry well.  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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