A Happy Father’s Day to all the father’s out there.  I am encouraging Norman to celebrate Father’s Day by taking the day off but he is a hard man to hold down.  Maybe the kids will call and that will keep him down for part of the day.

I sewed this morning while Norman was out for his walk and after breakfast we went down to the garden and picked a meal of green beans.  We have three small rows of green beans all at different stages.  The one we are picking on now is the only one with beans big enough to eat, the next row has little beans on it now and the third row has just started blooming so we will have all the beans we want for quite a while as long as the animals stay out.  There were no tracks today and nothing is eating them but us so maybe we have discouraged what ever it was that was after them.  Oh, yes the beans I planted in the corn is blooming also so when all of these get going good we will have to do some canning.  I’d love to get ten or a dozen cases of green beans this year for the family, it makes such a nice Christmas present.  Another couple weeks and Hawken’s farm stand should be carrying the canning tomatoes again so we can start making the spaghetti sauce again.  We need as many of those as we can make as well as some cold pack and some salsas.  The berries are coming along well but not ready yet.  When the raspberries and grape get ripe I make jelly for everyone also.  Christmas will be rather a problem when I no longer have a farm to get the presents from.   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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2 Responses to HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

  1. Shanti says:

    Happy Father’s Day my darling Dad! Hope you had a great day and enjoyed the fruits of the farm. You both are totally amazing!

    Love, Shanti

    • Dad says “Thank You, nice to hear from you.” We did have a nice day and he finally has the weather he likes. Today he is getting the kitchen garden in order so he can plant more green beans. We do need lots and lots of those to can this year. Love you Mom

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