Well, you’re looking at it – the very first tomato of the season! (First that is, if you don’t count J’s cherry tomato from last week). But this is the first of the mid-large sized tomatoes. It’s an Ailsa Craig, which is supposed to be an early variety. Considering that it’s the middle of AugustRead more

Summer days.

We spent the day at the beach today, visiting with some good friends we hadn’t seen since our various homeschooling activities ended in June. The weather was great, and we even got to watch an eagle diving for fish! On our way home we splurged and stopped at our favorite organic grocer for a bagette,Read more


After an unusually warm and dry past month or so, it was a nice treat to wake up to rain this morning. I’m convinced it was reading Farmgirl’s post on how to make it rain that did it (if you haven’t read it, do – it’s hilarious). I took her advice and hung a loadRead more