We have a new friend. He/she is a one legged blue jay. We have aptly named it "one leg." One leg has a couple other blue jay friends and daily they stop by for peanuts in the shell.
N got some free huge crate like things that we (and when I say we-I don't mean me) have turned into very cool raised planting beds. Hopefully we are growing carrots, lettuce, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, squash, peppers, uhm..peas I think and maybe pole beans. I stay in by the fire and draw while this lovely garden proceeds. It is my job to make yummy things from the booty.