It’s high season for farmers’ markets in Ohio. At the Vermilion market, a Mennonite family was offering loads of tomatoes, peaches, cucumbers, peppers, sweet corn, jelly, and just about anything else that comes out of the ground with a little hard work.
Oh, and a wheelbarrow full of watermelons and cantaloupes, too.
I don’t eat most of the offerings, but I like the colors and the smells.
We’re up on Lake Erie today for a family reunion of sorts. We’re staying in a cottage complex on the lakeside. Today is a bright but windy day, where the breeze has whipped the lake in frothing waves.
The Lake Erie shoreline is interesting and a bit more egalitarian than you would find by many large bodies of water. It’s not the exclusive domain of wealthy people in McMansions. There are lots of of small cottage complexes like this one, where the average folks can rent a small cottage — and some of the ones here, like those below, are pretty tiny — and enjoy the waterfront for a few days.