This past market was the slowest one yet, and for whatever reason, it was a particularly brutal day if not week. First there was the heat, which came out of nowhere to punish me for my hubris about hot weather being a thing of the past. Then there is the issue of taking care of two sets of cats and chickens. Finally, there is just a lot to deal with in terms of wrapping up the previous school year and beginning the next, which BTW includes A taking classes at the local high school. This of course means taking the steps to jump back into the system, for which there are many rules and stipulations. It's not easy being mainstream.
To top it all off, we prepared a lot of fixings and it turned out to be really slow, which made sense given that it was the first day of school for a lot of families, and the college is in transition. Also, this day last year was the slowest of the year, so we had some sense of what to expect. For all it's worth, and it's worth a lot, the weather was beautiful, the people just weren't there. We ended up with extra stuff but have learned to roll with it as the cost of doing business. Win some, lose some, right? Soon the college will be back on schedule and we may see a spike in business, but I'm not making any predictions.
Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Raphael Quinet for the pic.