14. September 2012 · Comments Off on Catching up: What we did this summer · Categories: Farm, Food, Gardening · Tags: , , , , , , ,

It was a busy summer, with a lot of visitors passing through, hence the lack of posts on my blog.  Here are a few images from the last couple of months.

We picked berries:

And gathered apples:

I bought a dehydrater, and we dried many many apple slices.  We also got a new crusher & press, and we have a big bucket of cider bubbling in the cellar.

We picked plums as well.  This lot became a batch of lovely jam.

The kids had lots of fun with their visiting cousin, and then with their Opa and their Gran.  Anneli’s English has really blossomed from having so many visitors who can’t speak Swedish!  She’s now started getting English language support in her preschool, once a week with an Australian teacher and two other bilingual kids.  As far as she’s concerned, the most exciting thing about this is that she got her own exercise book.

And it was great to see my big bro again.  I sure miss him.