Summer is here and as usual has slipped up on me. We have had such a wonderfully cool and rainy spring! The weather has been perfect... We have greatly enjoyed it and have been taking advantage of the lovely 70-90 degree weather every chance we can get... visiting many interesting places around us. :)
The blackberries in our area loved the cool weather also. Copious amounts of berries ripen along every dirt road around the home place. We have picked to our hearts content, enjoying warm, fresh blackberry cobbler with homemade ice cream. We picked enough to put some berries in the freezer so we can enjoy the taste of summer later in the year... Yummy!
We actually had a visitor from Arizona this summer! My SIL came out to visit for a week. We really enjoyed her company and had lots of fun working in the garden, helping her learn to milk Blondie, making cheese, and lots of other fun farm stuff.
We took a day off to float the Illinois river. It was a beautiful day and we had a perfect trip. :) We even floated by a pirate ship...
Another day we ventured to Fayetteville for dinner and stopped on the way to hike Natural Falls. There is so much beauty nearby!
After our week together in Oklahoma, it was time to head to Arizona to return my SIL to her family and have a nice visit there with family. We had a good road trip with many enjoyable side trips and I really enjoyed the company. :) Pictures of our road trip adventures soon... Meanwhile...back at the ranch... summer is here to relax and enjoy. Have a great one!
Russell Ranch is located in beautiful NE Oklahoma, just a few miles from the Illinois river in Green Country. There are lovely rolling hills, lots of wonderful lakes and rivers, and forests full of wildlife.