today felt like the true first day of summer for us!
it was beautiful!
look at the beautiful, clear water in our creek:
it constantly runs. and we could dam it and make a larger creek - something we plan on doing. we could run this water through our berkey system and have fresh, delicious water all of the time. but right now, the rainbarrells and our well work just fine - but a thought for the future!
here's a beautiful salad and herbs harvested from our garden:
and here is what we did with it:
jam is bringing home lobster and crab weekly - those are freshly-caught crab legs!
we took a walk to the river and all of our pitcher plants are in bloom:
here is the actual flower:
our pitcher plants are called purple pitcher plants, and if you are interested you can learn more here.
jam is truly a nut-bar. because it was such a late spring the water hasn't had a chance to warm up yet. but it was such a beautiful day that he took a dip!
he said the water was absolutely freezing.
i believed him. i stood in it up to my shins and absolutely freezing is a very apt description!
here is some chirashi sushi salad using more of the fresh crab:
and the lupins are finally blooming - woohoo!
the man loves his weekly hamburgers:
his is on the left with cheese, all of the fixings and avocado. mine is on the right - i went way out decadent with avocado, shaved parmesan and lobster - truly wicked!
even more wicked? tonight's supper:
grilled trout (the big trout), cedar-planked trout (the small trout), grilled pineapple, fresh salad greens and herbs from our garden, baby radishes from the garden and home-made sauerkraut. it doesn't get any better than this!