Today was the first rain of the season. Actually, it was more like a soft mist but it downed the dust, darkened the soil and sent that fabulous scent – petrichor – throughout the Quicksilver Farm air. Tim and I spent the day harvesting more of our wonderful heirloom tomatoes. We took them around to his former office, the San Benito County Office of Education, to delight the office staff there. We shared them with friends as well. Tucking them into a basket, garnishing it with cut stalks of fragrant basil, it makes for a very warm welcome!