After all the rain yesterday this morning has broken clear and beautiful. A perfect fall day. Yesterday we drove 60 miles to get Norman’s eyes taken care of and the doctor said the degeneration was stable, no sign of a bleed or fluid of any kind so this month he doesn’t need a shot. We will get an appointment in Florida as soon as we get there and they will see if he needs one in Dec. Then it was 60 miles back home in the rain. Because today is so nice we did some outside chores. We transplanted the mums for Joe. We got Joe and Holly two nice big mums but they were so big and top heavy they would not stand up without tipping over and breaking off some flowers so we put them into bigger pots. Then they can transplant them into their garden or just leave them in the pots. One of them got frost bitten a little so isn’t as pretty as it was but still is a pretty plant and will come back next year. Then we went down to get a couple parsnips for dinner. This is what we got!!
At his size we only took one. I will bake this with sweet potato, zucchini and banana peppers. This one will make a whole chookie sheet full add olive oil, salt and pepper and yum, yum!! The bigger they are the sweeter they are.
This one weighed about 2 and a quarter pounds so you see when I say we have parsnips I don’t measure them by the bushel , I go by the piece!! Time to get cooking. 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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Norman must have felt like he won the lottery yesterday! What a parsnip! You two certainly know how to produce vegetables! If you sell your farm, you will need land for a garden!