Mail Order Seeds!

At precisely 5:01 p.m. today our new seeds arrived at my desk in a yellow envelope.  I was on a boring conference call.  The sky outside my window had just gone cloudy.  These seeds injected some much-needed excitement into an otherwise dreary day.  I immediately opened the envelope and found that, in addition to our Southern Giant Curled Mustard Greens, Giant Cape Gooseberry, Wrinkled Crinkled Cress, Blue Curled Scoth Kale (fyeah kale chips!), Leeks, Red Wonder & Yellow Wonder Wild Strawberries, and Ali Baba Watermelons, we also received a free gift of “Love-in-a-Mist Mixed Colors”… which appear to be flowers and are described as “a splendid mix of colors, with wispy, feathery foliage surrounding the beautiful blue, white, pink, and purplish-blue blooms.”  Apparently these blooms date back to English gardens of the 1570s!  So we can look at them in the yard and pretend we are in Game of Thrones (ish)… 

Because Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds is the bomb, they also apologized for their delay in processing my order, which was wholly unnecessary since I think I placed it on Thurs. or Friday before this holiday weekend… and today is Monday!

Anyway, they also sent this pamphlet about the National Heirloom Exposition, World’s Pure Food Fair. The guy on the cover is a) bleeding from his wrist (?!) and b) exactly how I hope Ken looks about 35 years from now when we are living on our own farm.