It Was A Wonderful Summer

Early April – I picked fiddleheads in the pouring rain – they were the color of emeralds.

Late April – Molly and I loved our daily walks through the woods.

May – We found these tiny robin’s eggs in one of our sheds.

June – There were butterflies everywhere.

June – I made a different type and flavour of bread every three days.

Practising with my camera…

The buttercups were waist deep!

My girls helping with book club.

Late June – The farm started to provide fruit for all sorts of wonderful dishes.

Our yellow transparent apple tree in full bloom.

July – I used french sorrel in salads, soups and sauces.

Breakfast at the farm is magical.

Searching for tiny wild strawberries in the tall wild flowers.

Strawberry Minted Shortcake became a staple during strawberry season.

As soon as my sage was ready to pick, I used it constantly.

Late July – Dad had finished my raised herb garden with flagstone.

I was experimenting with buttermilk in all of my baking.

Our vegetable garden started to produce zucchini and continued to do so until the end of August.

I used every combination of herbs and citrus that I could imagine when grilling fish.

August – We took lovely cool walks in the woods and discovered long forgotten treasures.

Late August – Dad finishing the flagstone and granite back step.

Making pickles with little helpers.

One of my guests happily testing my new blackberry and lemon muffins.

I had raspberries, blackberries and mulberries all producing at the same time.

I baked my first blackberry pie.

September – Mom and I made mustard pickles together.

Cutting the hay for winter feed is a weekend long event.

There is nothing more peaceful than a walk through my pastures.

It was a wonderful summer.

Thank you so much for reading.

Please feel comfortable to leave a comment – I would love to hear from you.

  • Kaitie

    It was a really great Summer!! Can’t wait to see what you cook up this fall 🙂


  • BiLL Brienza

    Please do not stop now. If you are returning to city life regale us with those things you know of Saint John that bring out the beauty of the place. Thank you Michelle for sharing your summer. It was a nice adventure.

    • I don’t think that I could stop if I wanted to! Thank you for all of your kind encouragement.

  • Meggie

    I love this! I can’t wait to see what you cook up next! xo

    • smooooch! plucking high bush cranberries as we speak

  • A deserving summer to a deserving young woman

    • I LOVE the “young” !!!

  • Karen

    Looks like you spent the summer in Paradise.

  • Nancy

    Awesome Michelle… fresh and inviting !

  • It was nice to see all the pictures again.
    As much as I love the farm (and you know I do!) I love having you closer more.

  • Sabrina

    Thank you very much for the beautiful pics – I’d love to walk in every one of them and believe me, they are making me hungry!
    Appreciate your recipes very much!

    • It was my pleasure. Thank you so much for reading!

  • What a fantastic summer you’ve must of had! Thank you for sharing, I look forward to your winter edition. 🙂

    • I am loving this part of my day. I just remembered that I promised you an iced tea recipe. I am on it!