The last few weeks we have been busy planting fall crops--broccoli, kale, cabbage, pak choi, salad mix, radishes, chard, and more! We've been lucky with the cooler weather; many of these plants won't germinate if it is over 85 degrees, but with the mild summer, we have been able to get quite a bit planted.
We enjoyed being the in the path of totality for the solar eclipse! It was quite spectacular, watching the sliver of sun get smaller and smaller as the light got dimmer and dimmer, until it looked like twilight. Mira got into it a little, we tried to explain it to her, and she wasn't quite as awe-struck as we were, but she did think the darkness was pretty wild (like most things, Quin slept through it). On our way back inside after watching the eclipse, we noticed that the leaves acted like a pinhole box, showing the eclipsed sun in the shadow (see cover photo).