Monday 22 June 2020

Homemaking Mondays: Lovely Summertime

I hope you are having a lovely summertime! 
We harvested some lovely golden delight squash from 
our front window and roasted it up with some herbs. 
I love this part of summer. 
We had it with some fried up sausage, onions, and potatoes.

The forget-me-nots are flowering and so my daughter picked some for the table. 
They are so delicate and lovely...even though they create burs.

There was one day this past week that was warm enough to enjoy being wet outside. 
My boys wanted to have a water fight so...I cut up some sponges.
They make great substitutes for water balloons.  
Re-usable and they don't leave debris that has to be 
picked up all summer long either. 

Then I also taught my kids to whistle with a blade of grass. 
It was so fun! 
I was off in the trees when I did the first whistle...
and then the boys came running. 
We have this big grass all around the place. 
Once they got the hang of it it was pretty noisy. 
Who needs store bought toys?

Then I found some little horsetail I picked for tea. 
Then later in the week my daughter found some huge foxtail
and picked a bit to dry for tea.  It's so good!  
Annie from Growing in Grace shared this tea...and I just had to try some. 

There are so many things about summer that are lovely.
What are some of your favourite things? 

Love and Prayers,


Margie said...

I like the use of sponges for water fights. What a great idea!

I'm excited to report that my SECOND pot of violets have started to bloom this month (I'll share a photo in future post)!

mamasmercantile said...

Love the idea of sponges for water fun, such a great idea. My favourite part of summer is harvesting veg from the garden, a reward for all the hard work.

Linda Shukri said...

Hi Jennifer!

I used to whistle with grass when I was a kid, too! :-) Your dinner with the squash, sausage & potatoes looks yummy!

Sister in the Mid-west said...

My Dad taught me how to whistle with a blade of grass when I was real little! Good memories! :)

Sunshine Country said...

Enjoyed your post, as usual! I had read it a few days ago but was slow in getting around to commenting. I remembered you mentioning about teaching your daughter to whistle with a blade of grass, (it had been a loong time since I've done that!) so this evening I taught some of my nieces and nephews how to do it also. :) I think the sponges sound like a great idea compared to water balloons!
One of my favorite things about summer is gardening. I love being able to get outdoors and spend time.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I've never tried to whistle with a grass blade, I will have to try that, I imagine it is so much fun with boys doing it! I'm glad to hear that you are settling into your new home, this must have been quite a daunting task to go through. A great idea to use sponges for a water fight! I hope you are enjoying lovely summer days, and all the blessings and delights that summer brings! Praying that your transition to your new home goes well, and that it feels like home soon. Much love to you!