Spinach going to Seed

Yesterday it was cool and cloudy all day so we took the time to pick and freeze spinach and do some baking.  Norman picked and cleaned the spinach and then chopped it up and froze five quarts while I made two dozen whole wheat country biscuits, two dozen white country biscuits and 3 dozen oatmeal cookies.  I froze everything in small lots so they will be handy when Norman wants them.  He has a biscuit every morning for break and alternates the cookies, pie, and banana bread for dessert at night.  I don’t eat any of these as I am trying to bring my weight down just a bit but don’t seem to have any luck.  Oh, well.

Today we went down to the lower garden to work.  Norman hoed and weeded the isle and I weeded between the plants.  We are now done most everything except the potatoes and corn.  Everything is growing well.  I had to thin the spinach and then added a couple plants from the kitchen garden and had steamed spinach for dinner and enough left over for supper.  Then I thinned the lettuce in the lower garden and we had a nice big salad as our second vegetable which left only one more to get so I baked some sweet potato and Brussel sprouts and we took enough Yukon Gold potatoes for today and tomorrow.  They are really loaded and now just perfect size for creamers.  We do have more weeding there to do but there are several other jobs that we  need to get done first.  Norman sprayed the fruit trees this afternoon and we still need to finish freezing the spinach, weed the blueberries and aspagrass, weed and prune the grapes.  We will get one of these done tomorrow.

We had a nice sunny day today and are promised another one tomorrow, then three days of some sun and showers.  Perfect weather.  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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