Just like that,
our seasonal guest packs her bags,
taking her fickle weather patterns with her.
After taking three months to rest and recharge,
she will take her renewing energy into the Southern Hemisphere,
where she will work her magic.
She graciously moves aside, so that Summer can arrive tomorrow.
It's hard to believe that Spring is finished,
after what felt like such a late arrival.
It was a beautiful spring... filled with the color that we so desperately needed.
Summer's color will be even more spectacular.
And it's Summer's arrival we need at this time...
bringing with her plenty of warm sunshine to ripen the fruit
that Spring has prepared.
As for us... it looks like Summer will be bringing a bumper crop
The blueberries are beginning to ripen.
I've already tasted some of the red raspberries,
and there are plenty more to come.
The blackberry canes are loaded as well.
I see some Brambleberry jam in the near future,
and pies from frozen berries in the wintertime.
We had a lovely week, here, on the farm.
The weather has been perfect.
A shower yesterday morning gave all growing things the drink
they longed for and saved us from having to water.
The animals are all happy and comfortable as the temperatures
have been mild.
We've enjoyed spending time outdoors... riding our bikes and exploring
quiet country roads.
The weekend ahead is going to be relatively quiet.
A friend is visiting on Saturday...
to leave her beloved hens in our care.
She is moving and cannot take them with her.
We'll celebrate Summer's arrival on Saturday,
and Father's Day on Sunday.
It is my hope that both of those days are pleasant for you as well!
We will be back Monday with tales from our weekend.
I hope you enjoy our last little bit of Spring
on the farm: