Last night we heard a strange buzzing in the sky and looked up to see a strange flying contraption silhouetted against the evening sunset. I'm not sure who it was but from what I gather, this is the second night they have been out enjoying themselves so it has to be a local person who got a new toy. :) As fun as it looks, I don't think I would be brave enough to try it, even though the views of the rolling farm fields and town would be magnificent!
The end of a very early cherry season is upon us. I am so very thankful for that! I'm getting tired of picking, washing and sorting cherries. ;) We have, at last count, taken about 36 gallons of cherries off our tree. We have 2 large bags full still in our refrigerator. I want to give some of those to my cousin this weekend since he was not able to make it out here to pick some for himself. We have given away most of those gallons, froze 2 gallons and I have eaten some. Sadly, my hubby, who does most of the work picking them, does not like them.
Our June Grocery Challenge has gone really well. I have now spent $146.26 on groceries. We had to buy coffee, bananas, .49 a dozen eggs and a few other things and I stocked up on seltzer water when it was .69 a 2 liter bottle. My budget for the month was $150.00. I have a little over $3 left for the 2 days that are left in the month and I see no problem in not meeting my goal at this time. Woohoo! I have enjoyed this challenge. It has forced me to get creative at times but having the garden producing has really helped. I thought about doing one for July also and am pondering that idea, but I do have some major stocking up on sugar and canning stuff that will take a big chunk of the budget. We still have lots of cheddar cheese, meats, baking supplies and canned goods so other than the stock up on canning supplies, we will need only some fresh veggies, bagels, some fruit that my hubby loves, lots of coffee ;), and a few other things.
I do hope that everyone is finding ways to beat the heat. Thankfully we should be going back down into the 80's by this weekend. I got a bit of a sunburn yesterday after being outside for just a little while during the peak of the day. I really should have known better. I hopefully will not make that mistake again.