The wood which spent all summer drying out in the sunshine has been re stacked in the shed.
After removing caterpillars, slugs and slug eggs and two nests of baby earthworms (ick) the last of the cabbages have begun the process of fermenting into sauerkraut.
More people are joining my sit and be fit class each week-word must be spreading on the entertainment value of the slightly dotty leader.
First meeting of garden club for the 2016/17 year which is the 50th in its current incarnation. A satisfying number of young people joining for the first time. I wonder what they thought of the heated discussion regarding two trees on different properties as to whether they were both goumi or both Cornelian cherry dogwood or one of each and if one was the offspring of the other reputedly brought over from Italy many years ago.
The neighbours replaced their chickens. The chickens were warned to start laying by Sept 6 or else. They are still there so I assume all is well. Unfortunately there are a couple of roosters in this batch. I'm a light sleeper, I like my windows open. I do not like being woken at 3am.
I scored a Lee Valley garden journal in near pristine condition at a garage sale for 50 cents (retails at $40). I'm not good at putting garden data onto spreadsheets but give me a blank page in a beautiful book and I'm set to go.
We go for walks on the beach each day there is a suitable low tide. Salmon have begun to jump, a little later than normal. The bears will be happy.