Now that the raspberries are starting to come on, I am out there picking each evening.
My obsession began last summer when I was home alone for a week, and picking raspberries was left up to me. I was out there picking each evening, even though it was hot and the air was so smoky from the forest fires.
So far our air quality is still pretty good this year, but we have yet to have summer officially start, which will happen in less than 2 days (Thursday morning just after 6:00 am).
This afternoon I had gone out and picked the roughly quarter of a pint of raspberries that was ready.
I didn’t stay out long since it has been in the low 90’s today, and I am not a heat loving kind of person.
Today, I also got the bulky shawl I had finished knitting up a little while back washed up, beings that it was so warm today.
I am trying to maximize my use of the hot weather while it’s here, especially if I am ever able to move to SE Alaska. That is one thing I figured out / realized is that while I am living in the lower 48, I might as well take advantage of the summer weather to air dry my hand knit items outside and they will dry pretty quick. Then the house doesn’t smell like wet sheep for those I live with. Should I be able to move to SE Alaska, I am going to have to find other ways of drying my woolen creations. Living here in the lower 48, summer is the best time to wash new stuff especially. The wet sheep smell seems to diminish a bit after the first wash.