Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Summer!!

We rang in summer by making some felty gnomes yesterday using the tutorial by Wee Folk Art. The kids had a blast picking out their summery felt colors then gluing them together.

Philip's gnome immediately decided he liked tending the garden and started picking the ripe produce. The other gnomes were ecstatic to find a caretaker had been born into their bunch.

The other way we celebrated the entrance of summer was to have a lunch entirely provided by our local farmer's market. Finn couldn't even wait for the food to be served; he just had to dig into those blueberries!

Everyone had their favorites, of course.

Finn's favorite was the white cheddar blueberry train...

But the general fare was Honey Oatmeal Wheat bread from the Amish stand, rosemary flatbread as a special treat for Daddy (it is also Father's Day, you know!) with locally made white cheddar cheese, cucumbers marinated in red wine vinegar and olive oil, blueberries and plums. (I think I did see some other items sneak onto the table, like white peaches and kiwi, but my eyes were fixed on the yummy breads and the blueberries. Oh the blueberries...we'll be off to pick some of those soon!)


  1. Joy, your photography keeps getting better and better!
    I love the little gnomes : ) We have made these too in the past so fun! I love how bright and colorful yours are! I am so happy it is Farmer's market season again, your lunch sounds just perfect! We usually end up picking up a few cartons of blueberries and strawberries not many make it into the house after the short car ride home!

  2. *Love* the little gnomes. Looks like a lovely day.

  3. I bought honey oat bread from the Amish stand yesterday, too! Happy beginning of summer!

  4. Your gnomes turned out lovely! What a wonderful way to start summer. The gnomes at are house are busy every season! It's wonderful to find yours in the gardens! Hope you all enjoy the sun filled days of summer, and thanks for sharing!

  5. Yummy! The rosemary flatbread looks delicious. Really, it all sounds sooooo delicious!

    Love the blueberry cheese train!

    Lisa :)

  6. oh, they are so cute!
    and your finn in his ooga booga shirt. cute! mine has a diaper with that print on it!


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