Today I had to take a day off to cook. We stop each morning at 10:15 for a break and Norman has a cup of coffee and either a country biscuit or a donut. Then we stop again in the afternoon at 3 for a movie or TV show and Norman has a piece of pie or an apple muffin. I was out of donuts and the bread was gone so today I made three and a half dozen donuts and two loaves of bread. I make all of our pastry because I only use stone ground whole wheat four. Norman has at least two slices of whole wheat bread a day and it has taken care of our digestive problems but it does take a lot of time to do all the baking. I don’t eat as much of the baked goods because I have to lose some weight, I have always had a weight problem but when I stopped smoking I really had trouble keeping my weight to a reasonable weight so I watch what I eat.
Norman worked in the garden a little this morning. The foot prints were back today and Norman thinks she ate more of the beans. I could not get down today but will look tomorrow when we get back from shopping. Norman put out another Mint-X bag to protect more of the beans, he thinks the ones I put out Monday helped so we will see —
Must call for flour. I get my stone ground flour from Littleton, NH Grist mill- wonderful flour and very reasonable. 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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I made doughnuts a few times but my husband’s mother, who died in 1999 at almost 100, was a champion doughnut maker so I didn’t stand a chance! I buy some once in awhile.
We drove about 30 miles today to the ocean and gathered a half-ton truck load of seaweed for in our garden. John tilled it and tomorrow will till it again and then he will be ready to plant.
We are having such lovely sunny weather with temperatures in the 70’s.