Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Just Look at that Rainbow.....

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My attempt at getting the whole rainbow in one picture. Not the greatest looking picture, but you can see the whole rainbow!
I'm pretty sure this was the brightest rainbow we have ever seen. The colors were so pronounced.
My husband and I had a light breakfast this morning. The strawberries were from Crabtree Farms, and they were delicious!
Our granddaughter came to visit over the fourth, and to have a bit of fun with Hollie. I'm so glad they get along so well. Rylee sure is growing fast. She says quite a bit now, but mostly "What's that?". Remember that stage? I know I do. They are so curious aren't they?
Joe and I had some blueberries and strawberries, so we decided to make a pie. I played with the crust a bit and decided on a lattice top pie. I haven't made one in years, so I thought it was time. A little egg wash and a sprinkle of sugar....
Well, the rest is history....and so is the pie!
Today I have been working at getting a few things done that I have had on my list of To-do's, but haven't done yet.
Making more croutons; rosemary/garlic this time.
Making and canning some simple strawberry syrup for ice cream, cheese cake, or French toast. Mmmm!
I also put some tomatoes and celery in the dehydrator. They were starting to get a bit soft and rather than lose them, I'll dry them and store them away for later use. 
Now I need to get something picked out for supper.
Hmmm?? I'm thinking Tilapia, fiddleheads, and new potatoes!
What will you be having?
Thank you so much for following my blog. I know I haven't been as dedicated to my writing as I should be. Summers seem so busy, don't they? I'm really enjoying it, though!
Until next time....

Monday, July 7, 2014

Strawberries For Sale....

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My husband's niece (Betsy), and her husband (Craig), opened up a little farm store...Crabtree Farms.
As you can see....they have lots of strawberries for sale. My daughter in law, granddaughter and I picked a few boxes last week. Yes! It was during one of the hottest days we had, but oh what fun! It was Rylee's first time in a strawberry field. She came prepared, carrying her little purple pail. Not that any of the strawberries made it into her pail. (giggle)
We didn't stay long as the summer sun was really warm, and we didn't want to keep Rylee out in it too long.
The strawberries were beautiful and so tasty! My husband and I have been enjoying them for breakfast, snack, and dessert. Delicious!
Eventually the farm will have lots more to offer than just homemade ice cream, sweet corn, pumpkins and more!
 Although Crabtree Farms is just the beginning of a dream they have had for some time now, it is sure to become a big success!
If you live in the area, you'll have to pay their little farm and farm store a visit. I can guarantee it will be the sweetest trip you make!

Crabtree Farms
473 E. Blaine Road
Blaine, Me.
(207) 227-8210
Just 3 mi. South of Big Rock Mountain.
For all of our Canadian friends they are just 2-3 mi.
from the Bridgewater border.