there was a good bit of strawberry shortcake being eaten around here for a while, but now the strawberries are all but done. also, a lot of fruit. gelato. yum. I can get by on this summer meal plan for a while, I do believe.
the little hazelnut tree is growing. Claire drums for her fairies. the garden is hopping, the blueberries and raspberries ripening. we are about to be inundated with raspberries. it will be another summer full of raspberries and a fall/winter full of raspberry jam no doubt. and there will be elderberries. quite a few of those. I'm hoping to make lots of elderberry syrup later in the season, featuring our own honey and berries. speaking of honey, it's looking to be a good year for the bees, which is so encouraging after many ups and downs these first few years of beekeeping.