It's Thursday and we wanted to get our errands done before town got crowded with vacationers up for the fourth of July weekend. We had stopped at the post office to pick up our mail and I had bought some stamps. I chose the peel and stick kind with pictures of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries on them. This reminded me to go take a look out back when we got home and see how the real raspberries were coming along. To my delight there were many already ripe. I went back to the house all excited to get a container and to tell Pete who merely said, “I know, I saw them this morning when I was gathering kindling.” (Thank you very much). I collected a pint for starters. There should be more ripening tomorrow and the next day, as well as the day after that.

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