Signs of summer

There are some real signs of summer happening this week. We are staking our tomatoes- I'm trying the Florida weave for the 40 plants I have at my community garden plot. 

Laura's is caging her tomatoes with sturdy homemade cages made from stock fencing.

We are also delighting in the first fruits of the summer garden- can't wait until these refrigerator pickles are ready to eat! 

Today was just lovely, not too hot, and Laura and I and all four boys spent some time at the lake... trying out a neighbor's paddleboat, fishing, and knitting. 

Looking forward to many more days like this one as the summer progresses.