Went there Sunday. Did about four hours of pickin and singin. Had a
great time, but it was HOT. I took three each two-liter frozen
bottles of water and two smaller ones. They got me through the day.
The speaker on seed saving did not show, or I had things mixed up.
But, I have found resources on the web. There were many more
exhibitors and sellers there than I expected, and the breeze over the
south hill helped some.
I picked up some sweet red onions and some hotter Italian garlic for
my pasta sauce. I spent last wed and thurs boiling, peeling, and food
processing about 120 tomatoes (they all ripened up at the same time)
for the sauce. If I can work up the ambition, I will start it
tomorrow. I got some hot sausage and I am going to use Pablano
peppers in the sauce this year.
I also picked up what I thought was bread and butter pickles. It was
made with that type of spice and sliced onions, but with summer squash
rather than with cukes. YUUMMMMM.
Those who have never been should make an effort to come to BC
Not only is it a place to get the finest heirloom seeds, but other
stuff and the PEOPLE.
You will find:
1. Old unreconstructed hippies
2. Bearded men in frock coats and stovepipe hats, being trailed by
multiple, bonnet-headed wives.
4. Born again:
c. Crystal Power People
d. mountain (wo)men
e. new somethings each visit
5. Terribly relevant "I know the secret to happiness" folks
BUT......we all laugh at ourselves, giving us the right to laugh at
and with others.
The young man who started this did so while in high school, on his
bedroom computer. Ten years later, he is a zillionaire, and the John
the Baptist of Heirloom seeds. He is an informed, intelligent, and
very likable kid (27).
oz, who welcomes anyone going through to his 63 acre boonie place,
built for guests inside Mark Twain NF