j and d are growing lots of good foodstuffs in the backyard: lettuce, kale, corn, strawberries, various beans, carrots, many herbs, melons, tomatoes, and more. the corn and kale have shot up over the last week.
i am very ready for vacation, some good cheer and live music. finally, next week up to seattle and portland and the pickathon. will be good to see my dear friend liz and meet her dog chico.