Common Toadflax, often known as Butter-and Eggs, will bloom here for the next month. An unusual wildflower with a tenacity for growing in poor soil. Has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times (diuretic, skin diseases, astringent, liver treatments). Found these in poor soil on a two track on the way to trout fish this afternoon. Fished Lake Superior yesterday and brought home two large smallmouth bass. Fished my secret spot on a remote section of the Black River for Brook Trout this afternoon, coming home with two Copper Bellys (Native Brook Trout get an orange or copper colored stomach, unlike planted trout). over ten inches. The two track to get to this section of the river does not deserve to be called a road. Large sections of the corduroy (log underlay of the road) are coming up, in addition to large rocks, such that the RAV4 seems to skirt around barriers as much as it goes forward. Fortunately, the stretch is only slightly less than three miles (a total of 16 miles from the farm). The Fourth of July tourists are gone and we are back to a normal and peaceful pace. The barbecue last night turned out over thirty people. I had the chance to meet many folks from the Trout Creek wilderness that like myself, once hailed from somewhere else, but retired or otherwise relocated to the U.P. Interesting conversation and good food. All friends of Tom and Sharon.