I didn’t have much time in the garden today because I was due back in Oakland. I gave crackers to the goats, Nastia receiving room service. I also wanted to handle a few tasks before the rain came. I needn’t have bothered. The forecast changed to cloudy only. Oakland had a light rain, maybe a half inch.
Two of our Canadian visitors sailing against the gray sky in early morning are a magnificent sight. I also saw a few ducks trying out a home in the reservoir in front of the house. The inflow pipe to the hydrant was completely submerged in the most recent heavy storm.
A patch of thistle on the hillside just below the summer house annoyed me, and I cleared most of it. I removed the ashes from the fireplace and applied them to the warning track by the retaining wall. No invasive growth so far.
I have collected all tarps and rags in one large bin in the garage. Mike Stansberry had rigged a temporary shelter for the industrial weed whacker. I was able to wrap it fully in a tarp.