Hello Mr. Butterfly!

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My son met a new friend while doing his chores yesterday. :)
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Mr.Butterfly felt like stickin’ around for awhile . He went up one side of this guy and down the other.
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Glad to meet you. Come again sometime.
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A simple little visit from a colourful friend first thing in the morning can be a great start to a yummy sunny day.

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A little colour

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We love spring.
We love the colour.
We love the new activities it brings.
There is wood to cut & stack, lawns to mow, gardens to till & plant… ice tea to make…
that last one would be my favourite. :)
Here are a few pic’s from the last few days to give you a taste of what it ‘feels’ like here at Watch the Sky Farm.
I say ‘feels’ because anyone who drives by may think we’re crazy for thinking an unkempt place such as this is anything to feel cozy about, but we really do see it this way most of the time.

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Happy last week of May!

Bless your cherry pickin heart!

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Our cherries are ready to be picked and they are really good this year. Our first year of getting around to harvesting them. Also, the first year for cherry jam. :)
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Twink was very nice and allowed us in her territory to pick them.
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It’s kind of a cozy way to spend a day. Work all day long, feel like you’ve accomplished something, take the kids swimming for an hour or so, come home for supper, and then finish the day off by gathering in the ‘orchard’ and filling a few bowls with cherries. :)
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I was shocked that it took me a full hour to pit a bowl of cherries. We now have about 6 cups of prepared cherries for jam and hopefully a tasty pie.
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And hubby is even more excited that more will be ready to be picked tonight…. along with the second round of peas….

BRF Catch up: Summer in Psalms

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I’m alive. I”m here. I haven’t forgotten about Book Review Friday. I admit that it has been a challenge to find time when I am awake to read. Summer is sooo busy. But I’m plugging away at it and I hope you are too.

I’m not writing a review. There just isn’t time. But I wanted you all to know that we should be up to Psalm 86 by next Friday. So if you are like me and need to play ‘catch-up’ please join in and see what we can accomplish in this next week.

We’ve had a busy week here and no end in sight. Some necessary things on the list of things to do this summer as well as some awesome-can’t wait-fun fun fun times to come as well. I’ll do my best to keep posting my favourite pictures along the way. It’s faster than writing it all down…. and probably way more interesting. :)

So, keep reading and I’ll do my best to be back here next week with the next weeks assignment.  For now here are a couple of pic’s from the past week or so. :)

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Thursday

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We managed to get out berry picking again. We were supposed to have our first swim in Grampie & Grammie’s pool, but the thunder showers had perfect timing and we just sat on the veranda and hoped it would stop soon.

It didn’t.

We went to a friends place and picked spray free berries for our own freezer.
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Freezing them individually first, and then putting them in freezer bags means they don’t all stick together in the bags and you’ll be able to take our two berries or 4 cups at a time if you want. Brilliant.

And while doing the evening chores the kids called us out to see the double rainbow. Very cool.
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Good day. :)