Another Good Day

Today is Sunday, the day of rest.  There was no rush today.  Norman went for his walk and I pinned two new dresses for Dyhana and Prem.  Then we had a slow easy breakfast and talked about what we would do today.  After breakfast Norman cleaned house, mopping the floors  and doing the bathroom while I wrote the family letters, I get the best of this deal, don’t I?  After an early break we paid some bills and then went out and picked the dozen peaches.  Most of them aren’t very good but better than nothing.  We will have those for breakfast this week.  There were two pears with bad spots so we took those and ate the parts that were ripe.  The rest of the pears should be ready to pick this next week.  Then we picked six cups of blueberries.  There are still some green ones so there will be at least one more picking.  After dinner we juiced the blueberries and processed 6 pints of blueberry juice concentrate.  Four of the pints will be watered down 3 to 1 and two of them will be watered down 4 to 1 and now it is time to feed the humming birds again and make up some more food for them.   I fed the birds this morning right after breakfast as put out over a quart then, now at 3:30 they need more.  When I put out the food this morning I stood and watched the birds and there were 14 birds at the same time trying to eat on only 12 spots to eat so that lead to some disputes.  They are so much fun to watch and listen to.  Opps– I fell asleep writing this and now am awake so will sign off and have a cup of tea. 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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1 Response to Another Good Day

  1. Rosemary Rafuse says:

    Hello, Carol, We only have one species of hummingbirds that make it to Nova Scotia- the ruby-throated ones. We have one feeder and only a few birds but we enjoy them. They will be gone before the end of August. We have delightful yellow birds, lots of song birds, and loons out in the lake.
    Go to bed early tonight!

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