Working and the summer time table

7:50 and almost time to have breakfast.  I am working on the summer time table now so when we get up at 6 a.m. I get dressed and head for the garden.  Norman has his morning cup of coffee and then goes for his two mile walk.  He has done this ever since he had his quadruple bypass surgery and will do it as long as he can, it is the best thing to keep the heart healthy.  I can’t drink coffee.  I haven’t had a cup since my son was born in 1968, that was when the doctor convinced me it was the coffee that was triggering my colitis  attacks. It has been the easiest solution to keeping that in check.  My mother suffered from it for years and never connected her morning coffee to her problem.  The doctor would not let me have any coffee in the hospital and at that time you were in the hospital a week to ten days.  As soon as I got home I had a cup of coffee and that was followed in 20 minutes by a colitis attack so there was no question, the doctor had been right so that was my last cup of coffee and I have never missed it!

Today I fine dressed the tomatoes, onions, and brussel sprouts.  That is hoeing in the aisles and taking out any stray weeds around the plants.  I also took out any sucker on the tomatoes, glad I only have 15 tomato plants.  Then I hoed the ends of the corn rows and my time was up.  When Norman gets back from his walk he comes to the garden to get me for breakfast.  I picked a rutabaga for dinner and I looked in on the peas.  There were three pea pods ready so I picked those to put in with the sweet potatoes, rutabaga, and frozen peas.  I cut those up into one to two inch cubes, drizzle olive oil one them to coat them well and sprinkle a little salt and basil on them and bake them for 30 to 40 minutes at 400 degrees turning them once half way through.  I wanted to see if the pea pods were good that way or if I had to stir fry them.  Now the oat meal is ready so I have go to breakfast.  Have a good 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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2 Responses to Working and the summer time table

  1. Don and Joyce Larrabee says:

    Happy Sunday Memorial Day to you.. The sun is trying to stay out here, but it still likes to rain a little. It has been so long since we’ve had decent weather. Hope you take a little time to enjoy the day. LOVE, Don and Joyce…♥

    • Hi, I hope you had a nice Memorial Day also. It should be getting warmer up there now, I remember we used to start planting this week end. Here our second crop of lettuce and bush beans are just coming up and we are freezing our first crop of spinach for the winter. We are eating from the garden most days, we still do get things like sweet potatoes and mushrooms from the farmers market or store but that is all. We had rutabaga yesterday and today I have picked onions to have in the stewed chicken. We always have at least three vegetables for dinner each day as we have very little meat- no more than 4 ounces each a day. 67 degrees at 6 a.m. this morning so will do nothing but sew all afternoon. Take care, sending you much love Carol

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