A little update of what we have been up to lately...
Berry harvesting- We have quite a few blackberry and boysenberry bushes on our property. Picking berries has been an everyday thing for the past three weeks! I can't wait to make homemade jam with them!
Family time- One of the most important things for my husband and I is to spend as much time together as a family. I think I've made myself clear in previous posts about my feelings on the constant use of babysitters, so I'll spare you that! That is something that simply does not appeal to us. We spent our four day weekend celebrating our nation's birthday together as a family. Cookouts, swimming, movie nights, and enjoying homemade lemonade with nachos while watching Independence day fireworks at our local park. The weather was unseasonably cool, perfect for spending time together outside!
Gardening- This year we decided on a very small garden. We planted tomatoes, bok choy, bell peppers, cucumbers, and zucchini. The horn-worms wrecked havoc on the bok choy. Thankfully, I caught them in time before they started in on my tomato plants! Ezra likes to help pick vegetables and water the garden. I have to watch him though, he likes to eat cucumbers from the vine! Also, the local farmers market is amazing, as always! We scored so many goodies for almost nothing. So I've been busy with freezing veggies and making sweet pickles almost daily. I'll share my recipe for homemade sweet refrigerator pickles soon! I made three large jars, because I had to use up all the freshly picked cucumbers and onions we had, and hubs has already ate one jar!