We always welcome the summer solstice, as that means the days will start getting shorter again. And at the moment, we are outside until almost 9 every night, so we ready for it to get dark earlier! Since the solstice we have been enjoying a respite from the heat, with it being cool enough that we can actually work outside all day! It looks like that will end later this week, and we will again have to come in during the hot part of the day, but we sure enjoyed it while it lasted, and got a lot done. Rain has accompanied the cooler weather, and rain is always welcome!

The rain has also brought some chanterelle mushrooms, which are one of our favorite wild mushrooms. We have only found a few so far, but hopefully we will find more in the next few weeks.