No matter how many times we decide we are done canning for the year, low and behold we are back at it again. It has to stop soon as we only have one case of empty jars left. Earlier last week we picked a bunch of the banana peppers and sliced them, deseeded them and made 4 and a half quarts of banana pickles. We haven’t tasted them yet as they need to sit for about a week before they get their full flavor . Today I made two dozen country biscuits while Norman picked the green beans again. Then we bottled up 4 and a half quarts of sauerkraut. This we will leave raw so we have to keep it in the refrigerator because the jars don’t seal unless they are hot but if they are hot they lose some of their goodness so we will eat this before we start another batch. After dinner I cooked the green beans, I will keep in the refrigerator a weeks worth of beans and freeze the rest which makes about 7 or 8 meals. The beans keep going, we thought we would be pulling the plants this week but the weather has been perfect for the beans so I guess we will get another picking before we have to pull them.
I have been working on my family tree so don’t have much to show for my work. however I do have my chart almost done “Norman Petts to Adam and Eve” There are around 150 generations and I have some 33 left to put on the chart and get the family stories for any generations I could find. It is fun but now I am looking forward to tracing the Thayer line back as far as I can go. The first 30 generations are easy, beyond that it gets tricky finding which wife to follow to get into the royal families. If you don’t get there you come to nothing but dead ends. Have great day.