Happy (officially) summer!
We celebrated with fresh-picked peaches, berries, our first pesto of the year, and s’mores.
Aren’t they just little globes of sunshine?
Speaking of sunshine…..my sunflowers are starting to bloom!
The berries are really starting to come in now. I’ve been putting at least as many directly into my mouth as into the basket as I pick them!
Maddie brought Twyla along to pick peaches; she had a blast meeting new people and smelling new smells. The poor little thing completely passed out from all the excitement in the car and slept for a few good hours afterwards!
Peach slushies are a must!
We brought home 25 pounds of peaches, and I went to work to preserve those that weren’t going to be eaten right away. I couldn’t wait to put up a batch of this peach salsa from Marisa McClellan’s Food In Jars, which is among my favorite cookbooks ever. While cooking, it made the house smell heavenly!
Post-dinner wine for me, s’mores for the kids.
We stayed out and played Mad Libs while waiting for the full moon to rise. The temperature was perfect and for once it wasn’t too buggy. I can’t think of a better way to have spent the longest day of the year!