It's truly summer

You know its summer when the strawberries look THIS good. Tonight I'm making some fruit leather and tomorrow...freezer jam. You gotta love about 6 pounds of strawberry goodness.

Zeke certainly enjoyed picking strawberries, though.
And of course gorging on said strawberries. I'm pretty sure he picked and ate a good 2 dozen.
And that was BEFORE he realized how much easier it would be to just glean off of what we had already picked.
An hour and about 7 dollars later we were heading home with that box full, though, despite Zeke's theft. This is SO a new family tradition.

We've had hints of summer even besides the strawberry picking trip we took today. Take Zeke's new study of the manly arts.

And dont forget lawn mowing.
And this last picture is just for fun. Zeke is starting to develop his sense of humor and he makes this face (while breathing rather hard) to make us laugh. It works every time.


Jess to the Lo said...

How do you make your fruit leathers!? I'd love to have a post on that.

Kim said...

Yay! It looks like Zeke likes his new lawnmower! One more day!!!!!

coco-ono said...

fruit leather is simple. You puree your fruit, spread it really really thin on some wax paper and then stick it in the oven at 275 for a half hour, then LEAVING THE OVEN SHUT you turn the oven off and leave it over night.

Jennspiration said...

I love that new face! So cute! Question about the fruit leather, do you put the wax paper in the oven? Won't it melt? Just curious, I would love to make some "healthified" version of fruit roll ups! My mom used to make them in the dehydrator, but I don't have one. Hey! You should do a tutorial!

Monika said...

Yeah!!! How DO we make fruit leather? Loving your blog, by the way. :)

Monika said...

OH----didn't see the post above. Thanks. :)

Michaela said...

He looks like he really liked helping eat... I mean pick the strawberries! I'll have to try that fruit leather recipe. I bet Noah would love it too.