June 20th marked the first day of summer! Summertime might mean vacations, playing on the beach, long days in the pool, or family barbecues. This week our family has been enjoying the carnival put on every year by the local fire hall. A little birch beer, a few apple fritters, and a ride on the Ferris wheel have always made our summers special. Perhaps nothing says summertime, though, like a big juicy slice of watermelon and an ear of buttery corn on the cob.