It was another beautiful, summer weekend, and it just flew by. Somehow I didn’t get around to a lot of the things that were on my mental to-do list, but it was still a busy weekend.
I thought I had missed strawberry season; I remember seeing local strawberries at the grocery store and thinking I must pick some up, but I was always in a rush. Next thing I knew, the strawberries were gone – it seemed like they weren’t around for long this year.
Saturday morning Cory and I drove out to the Pumpkin Patch, I think for only the second time this summer. I was thinking we might find some local raspberries, but then what did we see but some beautiful looking local strawberries. There were a few raspberries, but the strawberries were more abundant and looking really nice, so we immediately snatched them up, along with a basket of field tomatoes, some carrots and a few other things.
So, Saturday afternoon was spent making strawberry freezer jam.
With a second batch made on Sunday.
The peas were also in need of being picked again.
More pictures from Sunday afternoon in the garden…
Last but not least…I’m almost afraid to say it, for fear I will be proved wrong, but I think the bounce sheets on the baby trees are working. There are little leaves growing, and not being eaten. So far, so good.