I have discovered the joy of going to a hardware store on a weekday. Clerks, more than one, offer to help you. I made a run to Orchard Supply Hardware in Berkeley for the gopher cages my friend Julie recommended. The clerk asked what I needed and took me right to the aisle. One and five gallon sizes – they look fairly easy to deploy.
I came through the Delta this afternoon. The weather is colder, and no rain in the seven day forecast. A few trees are in bloom, but most of the orchards are still hunkered down for the winter.
MJ and I were home late from a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner that Bob and Faye hosted. The snowflake came on in my car at 39 degrees. A cold clear night – we stood in the dark for a minute and found the Big Dipper and the North Star and the stars of Orion’s belt. I never cease to wonder at how clear the stars are at the ranch.