These flowers are called fireweed and they grow every where here in the summer, along the roads, in empty fields, beside our fence.
They bloom from the bottom up and when the tip blooms the saying is that we have six more weeks till winter.
These berries are also growing along our fence.
Look at this beautiful red cabbage growing in our friends garden.
I've been helping her with her garden and she's been sharing with us.
She also has a whole bunch of raspberry bushes.
Earlier in the spring we went over there and helped her clean out all the dead branches and weeds.
Look at them now! They are taller than Ethan.
All the berries we picked. Ethan probably ate this many or more right off the bushes. :)
Most of the berries went into the freezer but THIS is where some of them ended up.
Raspberry Rhubarb Crumble
I finally made this jam with rhubarb and strawberries.
I don't have a blender so i just used a potato masher and put it in a jar and it's a bit chunky but I like it that way. I want to try it with raspberries next.
What have you been up to?