We arrived here last night, landing in Minneapolis-St. Paul to a shocking 68 degree drizzle (what a contrast from summer in Raleigh!). After a drive through countless cornfields, we arrived in Decorah, checked in to the wonderful B&B on Broadway, and had a great meal at Rubaiyat restaurant downtown.
We attended the morning through lunch time part of today's big event at SSE's Heritage Farm - Member Field Day. It was nice to be reunited with distant friend, including Mike and Denise Dunton (Victory Seeds) and their daughter Hannah, Ira Wallace of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and our many friends that are part of the SSE organization.
We are soon off with the 20 lbs of tomatoes that we squirreled away in our carry on luggage to an ad hoc tomato tasting at the Farm, combined with a similar haul brought here by Ira. We shall soon see how the tomatoes survived the long trip. After that and other events (seed swap, dinner, music), we will return to our room and I will likely make some last second changes to the slides I will use for my presentations the next two mornings.
Here are just a few pictures from our day.