Jam making is in full swing in this house; raspberry, raspberry with cherry (sublime), spiced plum, vanilla plum all of them delicious and in the freezer to last the year. I also made rhubarb syrup for the first time and it was good. The kids loved it too. If they have any last remnants of rhubarb at the farmers market I think I will make some more.
We've been speeding through summer but finally it feels like it is slowing down to drifting speed which is just perfect. We've had a nice selection of house guests and day trips, summer camps and crafting at home. We've had one godmother come and visit and another is on her way today. We made some salt dough beads and a stamp poster (thank you angry chicken!) The kids have had sleepovers...in each others rooms. My daughter said she stayed up ALL night and couldn't sleep a wink, lucky I had some photographic evidence. Summer is swell and I feel happy and lucky and ever so, ever so grateful for the good fortune of it all.