We attended a fascinating workshop on Herbal Syrups and Elixirs, given by Heather Wetzel, which included many samples, some of which were made during the class. Some were meant to raise our moods, others to calm us down. I am not sure which one won the battle, but it was a perfect preparation for my talk on the History of Tomatoes in America that followed. We actually squeezed in an impromptu tomato tasting at the end, making good use of the props that I brought along from our garden.
The weather cooperating, we then headed up to the food, music, and demo part of the day, and managed to tour Jefferson's home as well - we'd not done that in years, and it still astounds. After a long walk through the Monticello garden - always inspiring - we headed back for the car, and are now winding down and getting ready for our reentry into the "real world" tomorrow.
As always, I've added just a few pictures that Sue captured from the day. And no, that is not Sue and I sneaking a bit of shuteye this afternoon - it captures perfectly how we were feeling at the moment, however!
And so, to Tom, Anne, Charlotte, Rock, Chuck, Pat, Eleanor, Peggy, Barry, Susan, Rosiland, Ira, Aaron, Linda, Caryl, Phil, Emily and Joe and countless others - thanks again, so much - we hope to see you again soon.