Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Time

Our faces have the full flush of Summer, rosy cheeks, tanned shoulders and hours of play with good friends. These two in the photo have been buddies since they were babies. After hours in the kiddie pool, catching bugs, and playing hide and seek - they ended up in the cubby house for a break with the chickens. I love this photo. I had to sneak up to the window to get it. It speaks volumes about summer, childhood and good friends. It tells the story of a perfect day. 

All my crafty plans seem to have vanished with the sunshine. It's all about kids, family, fun and lots of towels in the laundry from all those kiddie pool/sprinkler adventures.

Summer has also been all about the produce! Our first full summer at the new house with all the garden has to offer, has been a busy one. I'm learning a lot about how I am not managing the maintenance as well as I could. But who has time to pull weeds when the food keeps dropping into our laps, literally! 

These gravenstein apples completely took me by surprised. They are falling from our tree about three weeks early. Maybe it's all the heat we have been having. This is about 25 pounds worth, and there's more. I'm grateful, believe me... but applesauce and dried apples and pie have made the top of the list over any stitchy shenanigans. 

What are you making?


greenrabbitdesigns said...

sounds perfect.....:)
V x

sustainablemum said...

Your new home sounds wonderful :)

Flaming Nora said...

Oh yumm. We haven't got a single apple on our tree this year. However courgettes....

rondademate said...

Beautiful pictures:)
Thoose apples look great! haha

Annie Cholewa (aka knitsofacto) said...

You're right, that first photo is the essence of a childhood summer.

There are apples and blackberries ripening here too, as you say, it's the heat. Looks like you could be baking plenty of apple pies. What will you do with them all ... cold store, freeze or can?