Done Early!!

Raining this morning so Norman could not go out for a walk.  We had breakfast early and then got to work in the cellar.  Norman got the old bird houses and started on those.  We knew last year he was going to have to replace most of them and then the ice storm took down two trees with bird houses on them which broke the houses and another one lost half of it’s roof.  He he spent the morning working on those with out any good wood to work with.  I spent the morning baking.  I started with the brown and serve roll for Sunday.  Joe call yesterday to say they were coming on Sunday not Monday as Laura had to work, her days off this week were Thursday and Friday and Joe could no take either of those off so they will come on Sunday but Laura will not be able to come.  We will have pulled pork on the brown and serve rolls.  I make them large so they are more like a hamburger roll.  That is now in the refrigerator rising and tomorrow morning I cook them in a very slow oven and then freeze them and take them out Sunday morning to brown them and they are just like fresh made rolls.  Then I made a dozen country biscuits with ham, onions and cheese so I can send some home to Laura.  Those are her favorite so I try to keep some on hand for her whenever they come.  Then I made a dozen country biscuits for Norman.  His has to be with whole wheat flour instead of the white flour like Laura’s and his has no ham but twice as much onion. He has one of these every morning for his coffee break so I like to keep a supply on hand.  I followed that with a batch of tole house cookies and two batches of brownies.  Luckily everything came out good and I am now done cooking and glad to be sitting down.  I got the last pan of brownies out of the over just as we finished eating dinner,  Now my freezer us full and I don’t have to worry about deserts for a while.  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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