My crafting and family life journal

June in review

June was a wet and cool month here in the northeast. Our temperatures were below normal and rainfall levels at a record high. Most of our plants loved the weather and the wetness allowed us to get a number of things done indoors. The herb garden has allowed me to dehydrate a number of different items for the fall. The asparagus bed provided and is still providing tasty treats, and the radish beds have provided for some tasty roasted morsels and enough greens to make pesto for the the entire fall.

The yummy treats on fruit trees, berry bushes and grape vines are coming along nicely. A number of our flowers made a quick showing before the rains drove them away, but the blooms on the houseplants made up for the short garden showing.

I finished a number of potholders that will go in holiday baskets for friends and family this year, canned two dozen jars of strawberry and carrot cake jam, and got a bit of work done on a few needlepoint projects (have 4 going at once at the moment).

On the sunny days this month we tried to keep up with weeds in the garden (an impossible task), split and stacked food for the winter, played fetch with the dogs, took in an outdoor concert, did a bit of hiking and even got out kayaks on the water one day. All in all it was a very good month.

We plan on kayaking part of the Connecticut river on the fourth of July weekend after a few items on the honey do list are completed.  Hope you all have a wonder 4th.

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