I haven’t done one of these in a while, but let’s see.
I have two major non-writing, non-work things going on in my life right now: Getting the yard ready for autumn/winter, and Finishing the $*( attic.
This weekend was mostly yard. We dug up potatoes and beets (yes, we’re pretty sure that’s a beet). We chopped down the horseradish and walking onions so that we can dig up the horseradish soon. (“this smells like an angry Polish soup.”)
We planted garlic! (And hyacinths…) We cleared out one of the back beds of weeds and planted a cover crop of oats (an experiment). We harvested mustardseed and eggplants and peppers.
(and that beet….)
We brought the bay tree and lavender inside, the lime tree having already come inside. We dumped some pots and cleaned them out for next year. We trimmed back the asparagus.
(The Kale, parsley, and sage will be fine for at least another month).
We put the grill in the garage. We bought a lawnmower.
(We bought a lawnmower!)
(WE BOUGHT A LAWNMOWER.)
At about that point, T. asked how tired I was, and I could manage about “uh-hunh.”
But now I’ve bought more garlic, I’ve bought some Liquid Nails and some spray foam, and today: BACK TO THE ATTIC.
I mean, once I get out of work.
But hey, we got some garlic planted!! We’ve never managed that quite on time before!