this morning we picked blackberries. I hope we beat the bears to the rest of them but for this morning we have enough to make muffins. it's been a lot of work keeping up with the garden this year. we have so many sugar snap peas to cook that i'm seriously losing my enthusiasm for them but there are still more! More! More! I'm going to be canning tomatoes for my whole vacation because they are all going to ripen at exactly the same time and there are at least a hundred. i know, poor me, but my vacation is shaping up to be a house wife extravaganza and not all that relaxing.