Picked up a magazine that's right up my alley - Hobby Farm Home: True Country Living.
We don't have a functioning hobby farm yet - no animals and no crops - but hopefully in a few years!
I loved this article in the latest issue - a fun summer to-do list.
"Dress up to go to town."
This is something I've been doing. Not exactly dress up, but put on fun stuff when I leave the Hollow and head out on my summer weekend route - yard sale or two, thrift shop or two, antique barn, grocery store, library, farmstand, lunch. Like my new skirt, for example...
One weekend I swapped out jeans & boots for a sundress & heels. That was the day I got my potting soil loaded in the car for me, extra help at the store, and plenty of chivalrous "after you's". When you dress like a lady, you certainly get treated like a lady!
"Take everyday photos."
Well that's why I started this blog, silly! Every Monday when someone asks me what I did on the weekend, I proudly say that I "toodled around the house". Doing little projects and enjoying the log cabin life are my favourite hobbies, so it's nice to have a place to capture and share them.
"Fix a signature drink."
Well the sun tea sure was tasty - but I think I can do better. Who doesn't love a fancy cocktail? I'll start tinkering around with mixers & syrups & garnishes and post a follow-up soon.
Check! Made Julie's famous man-catchin' strawberry pie on Saturday with fresh Ontario strawberries. It was delicious - tasted like a strawberry sundae!
Looking forward to more fresh eats soon thanks to Pocket Farm's One Local Summer challenge. Just the inspiration I need to check out nearby farms and start eating more locally. The challenge: make one dinner per week using only local ingredients , and share it via your blog or Flickr. The fun starts on Sunday, June 24th - so it's not too late to sign up. Go for it!