We usually find ourselves picking strawberries (it's an annual thing these strawberry fields, you see) on the hottest, muggiest day in June... this year we learned our lesson and headed out on the most beautiful day. The breeze was perfect and the strawberries (which had to be sampled of course while picking) were amazing. I'm in love with the smell of strawberries. We're off to find some raspberries for our mixed-berry jam later in the week. That berry goodness ends up finding its way to our favorite people for Christmas. How I love this berry season.
I have to apologize for my absence here... you know you've been gone from your blog a little too long when you get an email from a reader asking if all is well. It is. The end of the school year came on Friday and I am officially enjoying summer, though we have quite a bit planned. Canning and "putting away" for the winter months is in full swing. We've bought some materials to transform my closet in the bedroom (more on that later). And Rob has been working like crazy in the house. We're hoping to take a little break before the end of summer. I'm off to Vermont with some friends this week, hopefully a stop at Nido is in the cards. In other news, we finally purchased that couch we've had our eye on... it's being made in North Carolina as we speak. Can't wait for it! I hope these summer days find you enjoying the season, and hopefully enjoying a bit of rest as well. Back tomorrow... J