Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Picking Raspberries, Making Jam

A few years ago, I took out about half of my raspberries because there was too much guilt in not being able to use them all.  Then last year my old row of raspberries (about 30' long) didn't produce enough - so I transplanted starts to start a new row.
This year, both rows are producing - so I'm back into guilt mode.
Doing my best to keep up - three days into my raspberry picking season, I'm filling the pantry.  My grandkids will be happy!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Family Camping

For the first time in many years, we had a family gathering where all of our kids we able to come to visit.  We ended up with an RV, a tent trailer, and two tents, 15 adults, 16 children, and 2 dogs.
We started out with a sand mountain, that by the end of the weekend was a sand molehill.
Ron stayed busy ferrying kids around the forest and back and forth to the lake.
I made several trips across the lake with kiddos who wanted to do a distance swim.
Great day to take the puppy for a boat ride,
or to teach the grandkids to row a boat,
or for a fisherman uncle to teach a child how to actually catch fish,
or engage in marathon horseshoe games.