Today, we leave for Alaska, which means that we’re going to be off the grid for the foreseeable future. By “off the grid,” I mean that Coffee Point, Alaska lacks public electricity, sewage, and roads. By “foreseeable future,” I mean that we’ll be back in the barn on July 17.
Between now and then, faithful intern Tilly will be living in the barn and holding down the fort. By “holding down the fort,” I mean that she’ll be filling orders, feeding cats, and keeping the plants wet. By “faithful,” I mean that she will not live in your barn, too.
Since I won’t be able to write any blog posts while we’re away, I’m going to write a full three week’s worth today. A few months ago, our friend Jiho Sohn (photographer, developer, and coiner of memorable phrases) visited for a daylong photo shoot. We’ve shared a few of his pictures already, but over the next 26 days, I’m going to post a whole lot more.
We’ll miss you, of course, but hopefully these posts will help keep you amused until we return from the wild. We will, of course, take lots of pictures while we’re gone: enough fodder for at least 26 more posts we’ll write when we get back.
Every Saturday morning, from early spring through early winter, Chestertown is home to a farmers’ market in Fountain Park, a gathering of farmers, bakers, artists, and craftspersons of every stripe. The park is just a few blocks from our house, so we gather the family and walk over together.
In the park, we sometimes buy vegetables and sometimes buy flowers.
Alden chose this one to bring home to replant in her garden. I don’t know what kind of flower it is. When it comes to plants, I am completely useless.
The sun cooperated with us beautifully that day.
My favorite thing about this photo is the tip of Jiho’s foot, bottom center. He was such a figure in the photo shoot, influencing every shot with his endless energy and enthusiasm even as he composed it with his eye.
If you like these photos, you’ll enjoy the next 25 days. If not, check back in mid-July for the latest batch of fish tales.
Note: The photo(s) in this post were taken by photographer/blogger/developer/promoter of clean code Jiho Sohn. I encourage you to check out his site. Furthermore, Robbi, Matthew, Alden, Kato, August, and Iggy are currently on the Alaskan tundra, fishing commercially for sockeye salmon and trying to avoid stray bears. They will return on July 17, at which point real-time blogging will resume.