We have come to an uneasy truce with the raccoons. It doesn’t seem to matter what we do the raccoons come every other night and take out any where from 2 to 5 stocks of corn. Norman goes down each night about nine o’clock and some times that keeps them out but not every night. Last night when he went down he said there was something in the garden and he scared it out but he could not see it. With his eyes it is hard for him to see at night so from now on I will go with him even if I am scared to death of meeting a coon at night!! Anyways nothing came into the garden last night or at least didn’t eat anything. One night this week they came in and took out three stocks and one night they took out 6 stocks. They do eat the whole ear and are not wasteful so it is hard to get mad at them so Norman does not want to just pick all the corn and freeze it. It has been over 20 years since he could eat corn ON the cob so he wants to just eat it all fresh. We have some every day and if his truce with the raccoons holds we should have some ready for the kids when they come next Monday. We would like to have some that the kids can help us pick, they would like to see where the vegetable come from so we did save some potatoes for them to dig and of course some beans to pick. I have some carrots but I don’t think they will be big enough for them to eat.
Monday we went to Whitwell to see the house and everything there is fine. The lawn is a field of daisies right now but we aren’t going to do anything about that. The house is good anyways. On the way back we stopped at Dunlap and got 100 pounds of tomatoes again. Yesterday we canned 14 quarts of Mariana spaghetti sauce and today we are finishing the tomatoes. In between loads I pick and freeze the blueberries. Tomorrow I need to pick the green beans again and can those and pick the black berries. I picked the last of the raspberries and if I get the blackberries finished tomorrow I will combine those and make some mixed berry jelly. Right now it is time to take the second load of spaghetti sauce out and put in the last load of spaghetti sauce and tomato juice. Then when that is finished we will put in the last load of the day, cold pack tomatoes. Have great day.