Sunday- Day of Rest

Our day of rest just means – do something different and try to take the afternoon off.  So this morning started at 5 a.m. as usual.  I started down in the country kitchen.  When I have a lot of cooking to do I use the down stairs kitchen so I can keep the mess out of the house.  I made three dozen country biscuits before breakfast and two loaves of bread right after breakfast.  Then we both did our usual Sunday morning chores.  Norman cleaned the house, now that sounds awful doesn’t it.  Well over 20 years ago when we were both working full time Norman decided he could clean house better than I could so he took over that job and I have never tried to take it back, I’m no fool if he doesn’t mind I will do other things rather than clean house.  I write the family letters while he does the weekly cleaning. Then I did a little sewing and finished Colby and James’s capes for Halloween or just for play.  They are reversible and look really neat!  Now we are doing what we are supposed to do, just resting and reading so after a busy start we are just enjoying life.  Tomorrow we will do some more canning.  We need to check the sauerkraut, pick any berries that are ripe and pick the green beans to can.  I still have to brush the potatoes and get those into boxes to store.  I do have a bushel of ones with scabs or nicks, so these must be eaten first- that leaves us with 3 bushels for storage and for the kids.  We have 21 quarts of potatoes and another 7 or 8 quarts to can, these will be here for us when we get back home in the spring so we will not have to buy any potatoes next spring until the new crop is ready.  Now if we get all the vegetables canned or frozen we  will have a very cheap and well fed spring next year and that is what it is all about.   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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