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Friday, June 21

happy first day of summer!

Ahhh, today is one of those days that will surely bring up opposite points of view. To some, (me), it's hard to believe the days will be getting shorter...it's a bit sad, how is that possible already? To others, (you know who you are!) it's now officially summer, nothing sad about it, let's enjoy every moment!  

And so it goes...summer has officially come to the farm, but you would hardly know it. 

yes...the flowers are in boom
yes...the garden is growing madly
yes...the grass seems to need mowing endlessly
and yes, the kiddos are out of school and enjoying these lazy days

However, my hubby said it was 48-degrees when he left for work yesterday, and do these look like scenes from a Midwestern summertime usually filled with heat & humidity?

Yes...this is Sweet Girl, 

and Little Man, roasting marshmallows...in June!

Now, don't get me wrong...this is just fine by me. While I love the summertime bounty found at the farmers' market and from our own back yard, I do not love the heat & humidity that usually come along with such joys of summer.

The weather, while fall-like, has been ideal for putting in the garden, weeding flowerbeds, and all around summertime chores. It could stay like this all 'til October and I'd be jumping for joy!

And so, while it lasts (deep down I know it will hit 90-degrees eventually) tonight, to celebrate the first day of summer, I'll hang tealight lanterns from the trees, light a small bonfire, and we'll be roasting marshmallows again...s'mores anyone?

Sarah Ban Breathnach sums up my feelings perfectly...

"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string,"

Happy first day of summer, friends! 


  1. I'm really sad for the solstice, too. It's too soon. And it's been rainy and chilly here, too.

  2. Goodness that must be nice! It's felt like summer here for awhile now and this week's high will reach 98... I wanna be where you are, hehe! But the kids love it, it's perfect for summertime activities. I go out in the evening when the yard is shaded and when there's a slight breeze. It's also fun to sit under the moon, we do that a lot. But even though we have summer bonfires too, I prefer the fall-like weather like you. Have a delightful week~


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