What a busy Saturday we had! We woke up very early and decided to collect some rocks from the construction site at the end of our street for underneath our pine tree. This pine tree originally went right to the ground but we decided to cut some lower limbs off so air can circulate better under the tree. It looks better and is better for the tree. It looked very bare so rocks seemed like a good solution. Rocks are heavy! Our poor little car was very weighed down. It took two trips to acquire these ones. We then plan on planting some hostas in between the rocks. Our soil here is extremely rocky and about a foot down you hit solid rock. We can hear the construction guys breaking the rocks up all day. They have a couple of small mountains of rock already and they are just starting to clear the land.
We were done rock picking by 8:00a.m. so we decided to go strawberry picking at Brambleberry Farms. This is the road leading up to the farm.
This photo shows a beautiful old mill that is for sale. In the past it had been a Tea Room and Gift Shop but it looks like it has fallen on hard times. I must check and see what the asking price is.
Here we are at the strawberry patch. Chuck is picking right in front of our car. It was pretty quiet when we first started but within 1/2 an hour several more people showed up. There is also in season pick your own raspberries, blueberries, apples and various vegetables. We will be visiting the farm quite often over the summer!
This is the pond right across from the strawberry patch. The whole time we were picking we could hear the bullfrogs croaking.
Here are the strawberries we picked. Two very full 4 quart baskets. I froze one basket and we are eating the other one fresh.
Chuck being silly!
This farm looked so lovely I just wanted to share it. We arrived home about 9:30a.m. and thought we better not put off cleaning the eaves troughs any longer. The maple keys were sprouting up there!
A neighbour lent us a very tall ladder and up Chuck went. He would fill the bucket with keys and then meet me about halfway down the ladder. I would dump the bucket and take it back up to him. That took us about 1 1/2 hours. At that time we decided to take a much needed lunch break. After lunch we scrubbed the outside of the eaves troughs and then called it quits. We were pooped!
Partway thru our friend Janice stopped by for a visit. This is her dog Griffy. He's very shy but sweet.
Today we had a few errands to do and Chuck has made a start on the powder room with the hope of it being done by Sunday. Which just happens to be the day my Mom is coming for a visit.