Wonderful Easter

We had a wonderful Easter yesterday.  Joe and family came up about an hour before dinner was to be ready so Joe and Holly hid the eggs they brought up and ours were already hidden so Luke and Laura had plenty of time to hunt up all the eggs, or at least most of them.  Just now I went out on the top deck and looking down on the back yard I could see one egg they missed.  Then we all sat down to a honey-mustard glazed ham dinner.  It was the best ham I have ever baked.  The glaze is put on the last hour of baking and put on every 15 minutes so there was a lot of glaze.  After you let the ham rest for 15 minutes you take the glaze that is in the bottom of the pan and boil it down just a little and use it on the slices of the ham.  There was quite a little glaze left so I looked at the next recipe on the web site and it was for homey-mustard glazed chicken.  I saved the glaze and today I took a package of chicken thighs and a package of frozen lettuce.  All I needed to add was some garlic.  The chicken come out great and tasted more like ham than chicken so it gives me another way to serve chicken.   I got my Sunday chores done this morning so now I can just sit and knit and watch the squirrels come up to lick the old butter churn.   We ended yesterday by weeding the lower garden and we got that finished.  This week Norman will till that garden and we can start planting it.  Next week Joe will not be coming up so when he comes the following week he can help plant that garden unless we have good weather and we get the garden all planted.

Everything is growing well.  The peaches are setting the apple trees are in bloom and it looks like we will get some Winesap apples this year, for the first time.  The pears are blooming and the grapes are leafing out.  Soon I will be able tell if we have a good crop of those.  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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2 Responses to Wonderful Easter

  1. Rosemary Rafuse says:

    It is snowing here tonight! The forecast says about 6 inches. We still have about 3 feet on the lawn.
    enjoy your blossoms!
    Rosemary

    • This is when you really need faith, the snow has to end sometime. It can’t go one forever, can it? We have been having nice warm nights in the high 50’s but Friday there is another cold front due and we will be back in the high 30’s of course up here on the mountain we should stay in the 40’s as the heat rises at night and the days are nice and warm now. Carol

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