St. Francisville, Louisiana

This is the view from my screen porch, where I’m working this morning. Everything in that salad came from our farmer’s market (except for the walnuts). Fresh cucumbers and tomatoes — nothing like ’em! And believe it or not, Mr. Hadden grows lettuce here hydroponically. Delicious stuff. Three big fat heads for $10.

My mom brought over a bunch of yellow squash from my dad’s garden. The summer vegetable deluge has begun!