The heat of summer is upon us! It's nice actually after all that rain and dampness. With this time of year comes many lovely things, one of them being black berries! There is not a day that goes by that I'm not thankful for putting those three little blackberry bushes in my cart at Lowe's. They have grown by leaps and bounds and are covered with hundreds and hundreds of ripening blackberries. The kids and I love to go back there daily and fill up a bowl and munch on them all day long. Growing your own food rocks!
That wet May we just had brought with it a crop of baby toads like no other season I've seen. There are hundreds of them jumping around the yard. The kids think this is magnificent and spend hours collecting them into an old lettuce container. Then I make them release the babies back in the garden. Take that squash beetles!