Day’s Verse:
Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them.
Matthew 7:12



May my back one day learn to forgive me. Yet another Saturday sacrificed to the yard, and it was sunny and 60°, too, perfect for riding — and for moving dirt. Ah well, what’s yet another Saturday off the bike? (Excuse my bitterness; any ride tomorrow looks rainy. I missed my chance.)

A million thanks to Jane, who came back again and who made finishing today possible. And kudos to Ian, who has worked like a slave on a project I dreamed up and he wasn’t so sure about.

Of course “done” and “finish” imply that we don’t have any more work to do on this. That, unfortunately, is fallacious. We still have to purchase and plant the plants, and our rain garden handbook, which has an example very like our situation, indicates we’re talking 200 – 250 plants. But I’m going to worry about that another day. Today, we’re going to savor the sweet taste of a mulch-less driveway and a gorgeously mulched pond area.

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