We've been having a crazy hot summer so far. When it's getting over 95F on a regular basis, that's pretty hot for where we live, especially when you factor in humidity. But the garden is doing very well, although I am having to water everything now so it doesn't die. The soil is dry as a bone.
Two years ago I planted raspberry canes and this year I am getting my first real harvest! I picked these today...
I want to make muffins with this batch.
And yesterday we picked up some fresh local strawberries. There are some good everybearing varieties out there now, so we can get local berries beyond just June! Gordon, bless him, made us some homemade strawberry ice cream...
It is to die for. I need to run more so I can eat more ice cream!
Meanwhile, Julius demanded a belly and chest rub tonight...
He looks kind of huge here but he really isn't.
"A little to the left please!"
Honestly, he's not fat. He's spread out like a pancake though! Much as he enjoys his belly rubs, it usually ends in tears for me because when he's had enough, he generally sinks his claws into my arm and hand. Sometimes I can see it coming but often there's no warning. He's 12 so I cut him a lot of slack. :)
Hope you all had a good weekend! The temperature here today was lovely, in the mid-70s with a breeze and sunshine. Ahhhhhh!