We’ve had some much-welcomed good weather lately and children were out enjoying the play equipment at Carrie Blake Park. There’s also a skate board park nearby with slopes and crests to challenge skate boarders and bicyclists.
Graysmarsh Farms has u-pick berries that start with strawberries that ripen in June. Then come raspberries, loganberries, and boysenberries. Summer ends with blueberries and blackberries. Bring a container, have it weighed, then head into the fields. On a clear day there’s a wonderful view of the Olympics and most any time it’s a delightful spot to pick luscious fresh berries as you dream of preserves or pies or other yummies. And don’t forget the lavender!
The labor pays off if you love fresh berries. These fresh raspberry gems cost $2 per pound. How much are they in your market?
The historic Dungeness Schoolhouse is getting a fresh coat of paint as a result of fundraising efforts by the local Museum & Arts Center (MAC). It’s one of the only remaining examples of early schools in this region that is still in use and we’re lucky to have an organization that is acting as its steward. The MAC hosts a very interesting and popular series of local history classes here each winter.
The Sequim Rotary recently hosted its 43rd annual Salmon Bake and Barbeque. The wild Alaska salmon is baked in an open pit over alder. If you like salmon it’s a real treat and they make sure no one leaves hungry. Don’t care for salmon? There are also pulled pork sandwiches. The Rotary hosts the event to raise funds to benefit the local Boys & Girls Club as well as scholarships, a free health clinic, and a variety of other charitable projects.
The new Grocery Outlet store has opened, although the official “Grand Opening” is today. They’re advertising free coffee and treats, face painting and caricature portraits, ice cream floats, balloon twisting, and a variety of drawings for prizes. The newness hasn’t worn off yet for its next door neighbor, Ross Dress for Less, which opened just a few weeks ago.
This is for those of you in the steamy red zones on the weather maps, a view after one of our snows last winter. I find respite in a cool daydream when it’s especially hot. . .I hope this can help you endure until cooler days finally come. This is taken from a trail in the Dungeness Recreation Area.
The lavender bloom was late this year because of our long chilly spring. The blooms at Graysmarsh Farm are making up for lost time. The Farm sells u-pick lavender and several kinds of berries. I’ll post more about their berries soon.