It's summer and with that a magnetic pull toward all that fresh air out there. Well that and the truckload of extra chores (but I like most chores on the farm, aren't I silly?).
So I thought it would be fun to give you a 'summer checklist'. This isn't for your kids, btw. It's for you. If your kids want to join you, all the better. Either way, here's to an authentic old-school American summer...
Go wading in a creek
Visit a real working farm
Sleep under the stars
Walk down a country road
Eat a warm tomato off the vine
Sew a summer skirt
Drive with the windows down
Have a picnic on a quilt
Stay home more
Make homemade jam
Let your laundry dry in the sun
Host a block party
Play cards on the front porch
Go to an outdoor concert
Eat outside as much as possible
Read a book under a shade tree
Catch fireflies (then let them go)
Make fresh-squeezed lemonade
Buy your groceries at the farmers market
Play hide and seek after dark
Learn to identify birdsongs
Walk or ride your bicycle when you can
and, last but not least.....
linger around the dinner table, not the tv
And isn't it crazy how these days are spinning by so quickly already? You may not see me much here. Because I'll likely be out there. Isn't summer grand?