Summer means different things to everyone, and it's partly based on our childhood and life experiences I think. It might look the same every year, or each summer might have a different lists of goals and activities and memories.
Here are four things I'm looking forward to this summer:
2. The scent of mimosa flowers. The smell is sweet and light and heavenly. Even though we lost our big, ancient tree to a lightning strike several years ago, there is a smaller tree near the road in front of the house. When I take outgoing mail to the mailbox I can smell the flowers on the morning air.
3. Eating juicy, sun-ripened blackberries. Picking them isn't my favorite part unless I have company, but I love eating them: in smoothies, in yogurt, plain out of the refrigerator for dessert, and made into jelly or jam. Last year we didn't need any jelly, but I made juice anyway and used it in smoothies. Oh my, is that good!
4. Our annual summer trip to the zoo. We take the visiting grandchildren, any of their parents that might still be in town, their uncle, a friend or two, and we go early before the heat sets in. (Any Oklahoman knows that the value of a parking place is not in its proximity to the entrance, but to the afternoon shade of a tree.)
What are you looking forward to this summer? Please leave a comment and share your summer bucket list.
My hope is to inspire you, and to encourage your homesteading plans and your dreams of a
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