Sunday, July 13, 2008

Market Update

Yes, it was hot on Saturday, but not as hot as we'd originally thought. There was a nice breeze around the pavilion, and inside we had fans blowing, so it was pretty tolerable.

For future reference, here is the infamous three-way stop (and I use that term loosely) to which I refer on occasion, and our little market at the far side:

You can see we have a primo spot for watching all the fun and bumper-cars!

And from a veggie standpoint, summer is in full swing! Farmer Mike had eggplants galore:

And he also had more of those humongous yummy blackberries:

I had a box for sustenance during the market, and got more to take home with me. And my CSA share included peaches, apricots and plums. I had to eat a few right away ... so juicy!

And the highlight of my day was when this little guy rode in on his owner's shoulder:

He was too cute! He cannot fly, because his wings are clipped. His owner put him down on the table for this picture (guess he was camera-shy!) The bird let me pet him, but he would not get on my hand or let me pick him up. His owner said he will only go to him. It was really neat to watch, too! As soon as the guy put out his hand, the bird spread its wings and hopped up and down with excitement, then went back up on his owner's shoulder for the ride home. And I had to ask: He is 4, and they live about 30 years. Isn't he handsome?!?!?

I am off to finish getting ready for The Ladies to arrive for today's workshops. Definitely need some caffeine to kick-start the old heart and to keep my eyes open! Have a good day, and stay cool!


  1. what a pretty parrot! is that your booth in the background? how long does it take you to set up and take down? looks like a lot of work...but you know, i'm lazy like that

  2. Oh yeah....those fruits and veggies look DELICIOUS!

    Cute parrot, too. :D

  3. Those eggplants are gorgeous! The parrot is a cutie too...glad no accidents happened while he was on your table :)


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