Mmmmm

We need more lactic fermented carrots, and our own carrots are growing slow, so we bought some.

This should last till we can make more from our own.

There aren’t many apples or pears this year but lots of plums/prunes, so we are making several big batches of plum marmelade to freeze in for the winter.

Cooked and packaged for the freezer.

Aome plum juice too

We also froze in many plum halves to use in making plum cakes later.

Every Saturday I’m at Fyris Market in Uppsala.

Now is the high point of the season.

We took a little road trip to Värmland – to explore some of the places where my grandparents family came from. Alas, we stopped mostly and took pictures at artsy places.

Like Lars Lerins museum,

Finnskogs Centrum for a look and a concert of finnskogs music and tales,

Birch bark shoes,

Could be grandmas grandma,

Alma Löv Museum,

Värmlands Museum in Karlstad,

We did, of course, travel through lots of beautiful scenery and landscapes (some in sunshine, some in rain), but it was just too beautiful to take pictures of.

Nice clouds too.

Paeonia rockii in the off time of the year.

The party was great and many people stayed to have breakfast, lounge, help clean up and revert the area to a state of natural spiffiness. There was, of course, lots to sort and take to the recycling center.

Including a small amount of fermentables to start out a new compost pile.

After party

For the big garden party today.

Fleamarket

Some are expecting rain

Our food tent

Another food tent

Many artists are already here to set up their projects

My own project – The Zen Dirt Garden

Carefully weeded and cultivated!

The garden partybis a good ocassion to do some extra weeding. One crop circle is looking spiffy anyway.