Mike and I had a really fun and restful week in Madeline Island and Duluth (pic below is the aerial lift bridge in the Port of Duluth, ca 1905).

We returned to the farm and hosted a hundred people over the weekend for the barn tour. That was also fun and pretty gratifying, as Iowa barns are disappearing and need to be preserved.

Today you will have Garden Sunshine and Shishito peppers (these are sweet peppers but the little purple cayennes are extremely HOT, Jack Be Little pumpkin, Goldy squash, Cocozelle zucchini, Garlic Chinese chives, catnip; lime, dark opal, and Genovese basil; smooth German and red Russian kale; lemon balm, sage, beet greens, perennial wild petunia, Chinese watermelon radish, culinary parsley, gaillardia, hosta, cosmos, peppermint and spearmint, sorrel, phlox, borage blossom, Russian sage, calendula, gladiolus, native grasses, dill, cilantro, aster, pak choi head, mustard green, sedum, zinnia, collard green; miniature white, bushy, and lemon cuke; echinacea, Taverna Haricot and Maxibel Haricot bean, Clemson Spineless okra, King Richard leek, Megaton leek, Bandit leek, Kellogg Breakfast tomato, Sicilian Rosso tomato, Martino Roma tomato, Mexican Midget tomato, White Icicle radish, mixed lettuce and spinach greens, arugula, Ten Commandments and other gourd mix, Waltham Butternut squash, Midori Giant and Shirofumi soybean. See you soon!