When it cleared, we got in some pond time--L&G were excited to play "My Darling, My Dear," their favorite new game. They spent most of the time leisurely paddling around in their boats, looking for pond slime. There's a baggie filled with water and pond slime on the kitchen table right now.
Faced with the reality of having picked far too many strawberries at the beginning of our stay, I decided to make some strawberry jam. At the hardware store in town, I invested in a canner, finally--which significantly improved the process. L&G helped me cut off all the stems, and I mashed the berries. I made 11 jars. It looks delicious. We still have some excess berries, but we can freeze them--just a couple of baggies' worth. Not bad.
Tonight Andrew made a cherry cobbler with some cherries we hadn't eaten, and we went out to dinner at the Weathervane, a seafood restaurant in a nearby town. Andrew had a lobster roll, I had fried clams, and L&G had fried shrimp.
L&G are not happy that we're leaving, and neither am I. I wish we could stay. We'll be back in August, and more times in the fall, but this is such a lovely long week. Not goodbye, but the next few visits won't be quite like this. Fortunately, the next trip we have coming up is our week in Connellsville--I hope my parents are as excited for our arrival as we are!
We'll have time for some fun things in NH tomorrow to finish off our stay.
|Happy girls with pond slime|