We are blessed to have a wide assortment of berries growing on our property. Raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, mulberry, elderberry, and blackberries can be found in abundance throughout our land. Come mid June, daily harvests allow us to incorporate these flavorful, antioxidant rich fruits into our meals.
Summer solstice has always been one of my favorite times of the year. For one, it comes just before my birthday, so it is indeed a great reason to celebrate. But now, more importantly, it is the time of year when the garden and the forest really start producing a lot of edibles. For the past few weeks, we have been enjoying an array of lettuces, greens, and herbs in our salads and vegetable dishes. Although a few plants suffered in the late spring due to squash and flea beetles, they now seem to be growing steadily and happy in the soil.