While driving back from visiting my sister in New Hampshire, my mom and I decided to go a new and scenic route. We saw this stretch of birdhouses along the side of the road...it probably went for at least 1/4 of a mile! We also found this birdhouse shop and stopped. Mom bought one of the church birdhouses for her sister. I love these cute roadside sites!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
This year Eddie went down near our pond and noticed this huge Black Raspberry Bush. We went down every two days for a couple of weeks and picked them. We got about four gallons total! I made a batch of regular jam, a batch of low sugar jam and froze the rest to use throughout the year. That was an unexpected crop this year!
Eddie made me a great raised strawbery bed this year. We had a great crop our first year. I was too impatient to do as recommended and pinch off the berry bunches the first year so the roots could get well established..but the strawberries were good! We had to put a fence around it and netting over the top to keep our chickens and other birds and critters out. It worked great!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Eddie and I went outside to have a little campfire for a while. Skies were blue and there was no wind. We looked a bit to the northwest and there was one big storm cloud slowly moving over the top of us. It was very interesting how the sky became black over us but under the storm were bue skies and a pretty sunset. I loved the contrast. We stayed out until we saw lightning. We got a few sprinkles from it, but that's it.