Mike and I got up early this morning to go to a new local area farmer's market nearby. We'd heard it was inexpensive and just starting out - so thought we'd give it a try. It starts at 8:00 a.m. and goes until noon - and after 9:30 most of the good stuff is gone we were told. So we were there at 8:00! Which worked out fine since Zena rarely lets us sleep later than 6:30 in the morning anyway.
And what a beautiful day! Oh my goodness, to get a 60-degree morning here in July is unheard of, so we enjoyed being out in it immensely - and spending time together. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and the humidity was low. I took my camera in case I saw any interesting shots...
Here is part of the little market as we were walking to it:
We bought fresh corn from some guys who have a farm not too far from our acreage, so we chatted with them awhile. Here is their truck loaded with the corn...
... and some cucumbers, carrots, peppers, tomatoes, beans and yellow crookneck squash ready to sell.
The next place I wanted to go was the Indigo Bath and Body booth. I talked to Jennifer and Justin and Jennifer has been making soap since she was 13! They smelled heavenly, but I didn't buy any since I still have plenty I've made myself. Justin's t-shirt says, "Real men use handmade soap!"
Here is a picture of Mike testing out some basil lemonade, something I had never heard of. It's made with lemon juice, basil, sugar and some "secret ingredients". It was pretty good!
And me again - with the sun in my eyes and my face looking weird. I was really enjoying our cool summer weather!
Mike was "starving" so he stopped to get a big ol' cinnamon bun. Okay, I had two bites.
We bought too much and it really wasn't all that inexpensive. We ended up with a round zucchini, round lemon cucumbers (so cute!), watermelon, okra, corn, mole sauce, multigrain bread, jams, honey butter for Mike and some sweet potato bread that Mike just had to have.
But it sure was fun being out in the beautiful weather first thing in the morning together. It was like a little mini-date for us since Mike is usually at work Saturday mornings.
After leaving the market, which is right next to the Chattahoochee River, we drove down a bit to take a shot where all the rocks are in the river. I couldn't get a really good vantage point, but this will have to do. It only shows a narrow part of the river and not all the big rocks where people hang out. You can't see it in the picture, but there were several people fishing and quite a few herons hanging around them hoping to steal a fish I guess.
When we got home, I checked my tomatoes and here is what they look like today. These are some of the grape tomatoes:
I also have at least 13 banana peppers almost ready and 9 bell peppers. I'm drying more catnip, stevia and mint leaves. Here are some of the mint I just picked; I think these are the lemon mint:
This was a super fine morning. I could use more like it!
After putting away all our goodies, we went shopping for a new "outfit" for Mike to wear at my high school reunion next Saturday. He's going to look nice all spiffed up!