I baked pies today, cherry and berry.
Then Irene claimed the leftover pie dough, we went out to the patch and picked some raspberries, and made this rustic pie.
We have to save the two pies to take to the Fourth of July party tomorrow at my sister-in-law's house, but we get to eat the raspberry pie today!
Then I made the potato salad for tomorrow.
After all of the cooking and the cleaning up after the cooking, I went out to the garden to finish picking the crops.
While I was doing all of this, Tom washed the windows! What a guy. We have long range lists as well as short range lists around here. And Irene spent time with me, and time on screens and time writing and making things.
I'm using my down time to get this posted before I get busy cooking dinner. The sun never broke through the clouds much today, but it's about 70 and calm and quiet around here, a very pleasant summer day. Fireworks are prohibited here, so while people will no doubt ignore the law tomorrow, it is peaceful today.
Tomorrow we'll go to a little neighborhood parade, and then later join with family and friends to eat and visit and play and watch a fireworks show, all the traditional elements of a summer celebration of our nation's birthday.
Wishing you all a happy Fourth of July, with just as much fun and celebrating and tradition as you desire. Happy Birthday to the USA!