This has been the most glorious week with nights in the mid 50’s, great sleeping weather, and days in the mid 70’s. It doesn’t get better than that.  The woods flowers are beautiful.

The basement staircase is getting pine siding to carry the wood look from the main floor of the house, where every wall is log or wood siding to the basement that is log siding and pine siding.  This project is being done by our neighbor primarily with some aid by his son or me.

The garden has reached the point where it isn’t just work, it is providing.  We have several meals with peas and or greens from it and today, I picked, shelled and froze 2 1/2 quarts for the winter meals when there is no garden.  There are little green tomatoes, blossoms on the peppers and bush beans.  We have lined up the purchase of half a beef and half a pig for stocking the freezer come fall.

The blackberries are thick with fruit that should be ripe in about a month, my raspberries are providing their first fruits, they are only 2 years old, so I’m not expecting too many and I need to go check the wild raspberry thicket, though I have hesitated because of the extreme tick population this year.

We are well, continuing to improve our health with exercise and good living.  This is the most delightful place in the world to live.

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