…after yanking that hops vine I planted. Lord! They make a beautiful shade, but they are not friendly to touch and they grow like mad here in Washington. We had to yank Audrey’s butt before she ate the gazebo…

and after Jane ripped up both arms yanking that, and thought maybe we should go to a friend and borrow a truck to get two hinoki cypress she saw at Lowe’s and has been lusting after—

I went and ordered them delivered. They’ll come Thursday. That’ll give time to dig two pits, either side of the moon gate.

The long junk-piled ‘south 40’ is going to be beautiful soon, with a meandering stream, a lotus pond, and the moon gate, with rhododendron and weigela.