Yesterday I got a new recipe for strawberry jam and tried it out. It came out very good. I gave Patty one jar and put 7 jars on the shelf. There is always some left over to that is on the table to eat now. I also froze 6 quarts of broccoli. This morning I got to work as soon as I got up at 6 am and got dinner prepared. I had chicken roll ups stuffed with asparagus and cheese. I got four rollups done and the mixed vegetables steamed and put those in the refrigerator ready to cook for dinner. Then I peeled and sliced three great big parsnips and put those in the freezer, then began hulling and slicing strawberries. I did half of the flat – 6 heaping pints. Then after breakfast Norman got the jars ready and I made the strawberry jam. We had planned to do the second half after lunch but we got that part done by 10 am so decided to do the second half right away so we would have the afternoon free to rest. I put the chicken in the oven and we got the jam finished by noon in time to fry the mixed vegetables and have dinner by 12:15. We got 21 jelly jars, 2 pints, and 5 half jelly jars full of strawberry jam and one half pint left to eat right away. Now tomorrow we need to make the spaghetti sauce.
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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