We had a fantastic weekend! The older I get, the more I feel like I measure a successful weekend by how much I got done–which is ok, I guess! Saturday morning we did our weeding, trimming, and deadheading. Trevor was kind enough to weed the vegetable garden, which I was dreading, and by the time I finished the rest of the beds he was done with that. And it was before noon on Saturday! I couldn’t believe it–I figured we’d be doing yard chores all weekend.
I have to to say, I love the way the yard looks this time of the summer–the lilies are in full force and everything is so colorful!
So, since we were done with yard chores, we pitted the lug of cherries we’d gotten on Friday at the grocery store. . . something we always do outside on the patio, because it’s SO messy.
And then we had to do something with all those cherries! We made (and canned) two batches of Black Forest Macaroon Sauce (cocoa, cherries, coconut, and Kirsch) and two batches of Summer Solstice Preserves (cherries, blueberries, and Kirsch–do you sense a theme here??).
Then we took care of the two pounds or so of radishes we had and made, for the first time, radish pickles. I’m anxious to try them, since I’ve never made them before, but I figured I’d better wait until they’ve had a chance to sit a while and “pickle” a bit.
It was good to be so productive–it makes me feel like I got enough accomplished that I don’t feel too bad about being back at work for the week.