Summer is here in force.

Summer is here in force now, at least for a few days.  We could not work in the gardens because of the heat and dry weather.  The gardens do need weeding and cultivating but it can’t be done until it rains.  The soil is like cement and it is impossible to pull the weeds or even dig them out  So this morning I decided to go back to my sewing.  I finished up Gina’s denim pants and do the next step on the boys.  Patty called yesterday and said the Briar Berry Bear I gave to Gina a couple years ago is finally been discovered by Gina.  I made outfits for the Bear to match the dress I made for Gina and she likes playing with the Bear now.  So today I cut out outfits to match the new outfits I have been making for Gina.  I had forgotten how much fun it is to make the little outfits for the bear, so I have been having fun today.   I did stop long enough to make some brown and serve rolls for the kids.  It has to sit in the refrigerator over night to rise.  Tomorrow morning I shape them into sandwich rolls and dinner rolls and partly cook them and freeze them.  Then when the kids are here they can take out of the freezer what ever they want to eat and just brown them in the oven to have nice fresh made bread.  I will try and make something else each day now until they get here so they will not have to buy any pastry or breads.  Tomorrow is Sunday and our last day to rest before starting over on Monday getting tomatoes and doing the canning bit again.  Monday night they call for rain so Tuesday we will try to get some weeding done as well as the canning.  Busy week next week, then the kids will be here and we can take a week off and visit most of the time.  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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