Our working member Natalie had to take a week off (she is on a church trip helping to clean up the Iowa flood damage) and so Monica was gracious enough to step in and help out with the harvest today.  Monica was a delight to work (and chat) with and she did an excellent job with the harvest, the cleaning and packing, and then even saving the mint patch from the quack grass invasion!  Also, Monica is the one that helped plant our tomatoes in the spring, and today she returned to her babies and helped stake up the roma-type tomatoes that were heavy with fruit.  What a difference two months can make!  So thank you Monica– we very much appreciate your help!