I have not been a good blogger or crafter recently. Summer is always so crazy! We have the normal things going on like vacations and the garden and visitors. Our big project of the spring is finally completed! The chickens are outside and happily getting bigger and bigger. I can’t wait for the first egg come September!
My in-laws brought us the super-cute metal Welcome sign when they came to visit. They picked it up in a little gift shop in Saratoga Springs, NY. Once the chicken coop was completed, we had the big unveil and brought out the chickens!
Amidst all the chicken hub-bub, we also celebrated J’s 7th birthday with a big “mad science” party! More on that later because it was super-awesome.
And I was finally able to get out strawberry picking and make jam, as I have been wanting to do for three years. So happy it finally worked out. I picked 12 pounds of strawberries in about one hour and fifteen minutes, and all for only $18! That made me two batches of jam, plus 3 pounds to freeze. I used the instructions from Pickyourown.com to make the jam, using the low sugar method.