Monday, August 29, 2011

Summer Is Winding Down

This last weekend we went on a family road trip before school starts One of our favorite places to visit is the Columbia Gorge.  It is so beautiful and peaceful there.

 On our way back home to Olympia, we stopped at the Camas Vintage Street Faire.  What a fantastic event.


We ran into Erin Kiley ~ one of our vendors that will be at our Girlfriends Holiday Market show again this year.  If you don't know Erin, let me tell you that she has the most wonderful things and is so creative. 

Erin's booth

 and the signs that she makes.....

I hope you enjoy the last days of summer.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Skagit Valley

The boys and I took a quick trip up to Mount Vernon to see family.  On our way back home to Olympia we stopped at Snow Goose Produce ~ a country market located on Fir Island in the Skagit Valley.  My nephew Taylor works there during the summer months.

Taylor got the boys a huge ice cream.......

             The cousins......Austin, Taylor and Wyatt

If you are visiting the Skagit Valley, it is worth the trip to this wonderful country market.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Raspberry Jam

Every year the boys and I go out to Spooner Farms to pick strawberries and make jam.  This year we decided to get raspberries instead.  

Wyatt - my inspector 
 I prefer to make freezer jam because it is so quick and easy.  Just raspberries, sugar and pectin.  Even better, there are more raspberries than sugar.  

What have you made lately?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

In The Garden

Early this morning I went out to the garden to get some weeding done and take a few pictures.  I was surprised to see some cucumbers and lots of blueberries -  enough to make a pie.  I am looking forward  to harvesting some other veggies soon.

 The herb garden