Wednesday, June 20, 2012
We had a little reprieve from the heat on this fine first summer solstice day. Temperatures in the mid-seventies, just the right kind of breezy, and enough clouds to shade the sun for awhile. With a sleeping baby on my back, I was able to spend a good couple hours outside weeding the raspberry patch and adding a top layer of compost. There were definitely more weeds than raspberry canes! I'm hoping this gives them much more breathing room, and that we see little flowers starting to fruit soon.
It is mighty hard work, this toiling in the soil, but the replenishing kind that reminds you sweat is good for you, and makes you grateful for a breakfast of fresh eggs just gathered. How I long for the day when most of what we consume is produced right on this very land.
After all that hard work, we took a little break, and baby had her first ice cream cone - strawberry flavor!
A perfect day for starting summer. Hope yours was just as wonderful.