For me, though, one of the biggest "steps" to it actually being summer is strawberry season. I love strawberry season. And so do the kids. They don't even complain about the picking part. HA! And we enjoy the "fruits" of labor all year long. Well, as long as it lasts.
|The kids helped pick these 2 flats of berries at our local strawberry patch. And they are still smiling.|
|2 flats = 26.5 lbs of berries. Nom nom nom.|
|First batch of strawberry jam! I love the color when you make strawberry jam!|
|Berries in the dehydrator....you can not fathom how good this makes the house smell...but it doesn't yield much so I don't plan to do it again but I'm glad I tried it!|