May Wrap-Up

Time to wrap up another month! This month marks my two-year anniversary in SC, and I was thinking today that it feels like I’ve been here forever. It’s not a bad thing, but I can feel my feet starting to get itchy again.

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That being said, it’s probably time I start picking goals again. What’s on the list for June?

  • Bus cabinets need to be filled/sanded/stained/polyed/painted. I’ve been working on that this week – whenever it’s not raining!
  • I’d like to finish migrating old recipe posts over to this site, I’ve got another website project in my pocket but I don’t want to start it until I’ve got this one right where I want it!
  • We bought a couple new toys lately – a SUP and a slackline – and I need more practice with both!
  • Keep enjoying fresh veggies from the garden!
  • We’ve got a fun trip toward the end of the month, and I’m really looking forward to that.
  • I need to bottle my latest wine – a delicious pinot noir – and I’m hoping to start either a cider or another wine kit.
  • And of course, find some fun recipes to share!

Alright, now that I’ve got my list for June, let’s get back to what happened in May! Kyle and I like to take a little anniversary trip every year (last year‘s was pretty amazing!), and this year we went to Old Sheldon Church.

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As you can see, it was a much more epic location than I’d anticipated. We spent over an hour there taking photos – it was just so beautiful.

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We were finally able to use an anniversary gift that we got a year ago…and take a cooking class!  We learned how to make crepes.

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It’s hard to say which is my favorite – the smoked salmon and cream cheese rolled crepe was SO flavorful, but fresh strawberries with whipped cream and mascarpone is so simple and amazing too.

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Speaking of food, I am loving all the fresh flavors available right now! I love putting fresh strawberries in my salads!

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Plus, I picked my first (and probably only) zucchini!  So much for getting a heat-tolerant variety, all the baby zucchinis have been turning yellow and dying this week.

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I planted a tomato-heavy garden this year, hoping to can some salsa, but all my tomatoes have been infected with tomato wilt disease, so not only is this year’s crop wiped out, but I probably can’t grow tomatoes at this house again. Between that and a very invasive gopher, this year’s garden has been pretty disheartening. But I’ve got some nice looking cayenne peppers growing!

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Alright, that’s enough about my garden. Summer has unofficially started, and despite all the challenges, it’s going to be a great one!

2 comments to May Wrap-Up

  • Moanna  says:

    I’m still swooning over your anniversary pictures

    • Darcy  says:

      I am too, I can’t believe how gorgeous that church is!

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