We also went strawberry picking in July -- a few weeks later than usual because of all the rain we had this spring. But, the berries were wonderful and I tried my hand at making freezer preserves. As soon as our jar of store-bought preserves is gone, we'll defrost some and give it a try.
Our garden. We're all amazed that anything grows. Thank you God for the rain, because I often times forget to water (just went out a few minutes ago and gave everybody a drink). We have tasted summer -- sweet cherry tomatoes off the vine -- as well as zucchini (something only eaten in breads and when surrepticiously mixed into hamburger, chili and meat sauce.This specimen grew to about 16 inches long. I was actually going to let him keep growing, but learned that you are supposed to pick zucchini when they are about 4-6 inches long otherwise you risk having thick skinned zucchini, which is apparently not as tastly. This guy ended up in zucchini bread, and he has a couple more cousins that will be grated so they can be added into other meat meals.
Shh! don't tell the boys!