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What an abundance of black raspberries we are going to have this year!  We’ve picked 5 quarts already and they are just beginning to ripen.  It’s also an incredible year for cherries!  Our cherry tree, that we planted 25 years ago, is loaded with cherries.  It’s the best crop ever!

Danny picked cherries and had high hopes of me making a cherry pie.  I made two.  He was happy!  I even froze a couple quarts.  I used the pie recipe out of my old Betty Crocker cookbook from home ec class in high school.  The pie recipes in B.C. are what I’ve used for over 35 years…tried & true.   That old cookbook is a trusted friend.

I’ll make a raspberry sauce with the black raspberries.  I cook down the berries with some sugar and a little water, then strain through a fine mesh sieve to get rid of the zillions of seeds.  It’s delicious on pancakes, waffles, and ice cream.  My granddaughter, Gabrielle, and grandson, Seth love it!  Isabella, our two-old granddaughter, ate raspberries for the first time yesterday and discovered a new taste treat.  She was eating them as fast as her sweet little hand could put them in her mouth.  

The gardens at my cabin in the cosmos are bountiful with many different kinds of lettuce, cilantro, berries, and basil.  After several weeks of rainy weather, and soggy gardens, the tomatoes & pepper plants are finally starting to grow and look healthy.  It was touch & go for awhile, and I was very disheartened as I started all the heirloom tomatoes from seed, along with the peppers.  I planted approx. 100 tomato plants and nearly that many pepper.  A lot of time, energy, and love went into the starting and growing of those plants.  I couldn’t do any of this without Dan….he’s the man with the muscle and the motivation to keep this place going.  Life at the cabin is good. All is well.

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