Canning Zucchini

Yesterday the foggers arrived so last evening we set one off in the studio after we covered all my sew things.  This morning I started the day by picking the zucchini and found we had an uninvited visitor in the garden.  There were no foot prints but two corn stocks were tipped over and one had it’s ear of corn torn into.  So I know it was a raccoon.  He tipped one in the first row and then jumped over to the third row and took one but went no further, wether he decided the corn wasn’t ready yet or if it was because the Mint-X bag was in row 5 makes no real difference, he left then.  So I staked up the two knocked over stocks and Norman went down and put out more mint-X bags.  We will put out new bags ever 5 days until the corn can be picked and hope we get no more visitor.  After breakfast we went down to the studio and washed it all down and cleaned it all up and got it all set up again to sew.  It was nice to go in there and not have a single bug come out to see who was there.  Then we got the zucchini  ready to can and found we would have 4 or 5 quarts so got two quarts of potatoes ready also and did that canning.  This afternoon I did a little sewing and have the twins capes almost done.  Tomorrow I hope to finish those and work on the hats so I can get their Halloween outfits done this week.   Tomorrow is our free day from the garden and we will take advantage of it so we will be all rested up for beans on Monday.  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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