129twigandvine, salad days, photo © Sue Schlabach Between thunderstorms we’re celebrating the salad days of summer. The thunderstorms have been a daily occurrence. No swimming in the river to beat the heat. {But Paul’s watermelon cocktail on July Fourth was a good idea.} And salad. The row of mixed lettuces of lime, purple, burgundy and viridian is thriving in these wet days. Spells of intense sun and heat help the tomatoes along, but the spinach bolted last weekend. Still, the lettuce goes on. I keep thinking I’ll soon wake to a withered mess.

Then the chickens will get a feast.129twigandvine, watermelon cocktails, photo © Sue Schlabach129twigandvine_cherry_tomatoes © Sue Schlabach