First Day of Summer

20 Jun

My first day of summer was spent working in the garden.

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I took my tiller/cultivator in to my dad, and he helped me get it running smoothly.

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When I uncovered the tomatoes I had planted earlier, I actually found I had little tomatoes on them!

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In between cultivating and pulling weeds, I’d take breaks.  On one of those, I found a cooperative butterfly!

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Where did I find such a lovely pasture with this butterfly?

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Remember, my yard is currently pasture for Sam and Xerxes.  At least my fence is working to keep the boys out of the garden.

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They also couldn’t get to the cherry tree, so I picked a gallon of cherries today.

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Now I need to clean them and make some jams to sell for the markets.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt this week.  The items for the week are at the top of my side bar.

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11 Responses to “First Day of Summer”

  1. S. J. Qualls June 20, 2016 at 10:35 pm #

    Your garden looks really good. Tomatoes … I’ll bet you can hardly wait for them to get big, fat and juicy! Cherries – going to make a little cherry wine as well? Looks like the tree is loaded. Nice capture of the butterfly. Happy jamming! 🙂

    • Teresa June 20, 2016 at 10:38 pm #

      If I find time to pick more cherries, I’ll do wine. It’s been crazy busy. I am looking forward to the tomatoes and zucchini!

  2. Donkey Driver June 20, 2016 at 10:38 pm #

    What a good day! I love love the butterfly photo. It’s great!

    • Teresa June 20, 2016 at 10:38 pm #

      It really was a good day! Hope yours was wonderful too.

  3. Margaret June 21, 2016 at 1:12 am #

    That is a gorgeous butterfly stroke it Sydney is wonderful to have them in your garden. The tomatoes are coming on well but it looks as if you’re going to have a good crop. That’s a great shot of the cherries and it certainly would make lovely jam. Cherries are very expensive to buy here so you are very fortunate to have them there to eat.

    • Teresa June 21, 2016 at 7:16 am #

      These are a sour cherry, so you don’t really want to eat them plain, but they are perfect for baking or jam!

  4. Eileen Wise June 21, 2016 at 7:24 am #

    Hello, happy summer to you! The cherry and tomatoes look great, we only have the tomatoes growing here this year. I love the pretty butterfly shots. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

    • Teresa June 21, 2016 at 7:36 am #

      Thanks, Eileen! The tomatoes are the backbone of my garden, but I do have some other things in there too. Have a great day!

  5. Jeanne June 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

    What a treat, to find those nice little tomatoes hiding in there! Do you plan to make salsa? I wish I could try your cherry jam! I’ll bet it’s beautiful!

    • Teresa June 21, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

      I plan to do salsa, sauce, juice, and cold-packed tomatoes. I love my tomatoes! Jam is on hold. Sigh.

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