What a great day yesterday! Hubby on vacation, so we took the nieces to a working grist mill not too far from here. Had an education about the mill and covered bridges. I was glad to learn that the flours and corn ground at this particular mill are non-GMO. In my garden this year I have grown heirloom/open pollinated varieties of our favorite veggies — tomatoes, beans, corn, potatoes, lettuce, carrots . . . wish I were a better/more knowledgeable gardener. Should have paid more attention to mom/dad/grandma all those years ago! At least I’ve had some good lettuce this past spring, and now the tomatoes are coming on; they just need some hot weather (this week should do it) to ripen. Potato plants look strong; corn was flattened completely about a week ago by strong wind and rain, but most of it has recovered. I have some pole bean plants climbing up some corn stalks, and some squash (Thelma Sanders type) growing between the corn rows. This “three sisters” garden is something I wanted to try last year, but the heat and drought made that a bust. The chickens cranked out lots of eggs yesterday, and the girls loved collecting them. “Hen fruit” is a pretty reliable crop here, even if I mess up everything else!